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Trajectory by wiwijumbo Trajectory by wiwijumbo
Time lapsed and compiled photo's of tonights Lunar Eclipse.

First photo starts at 9:49pm (EST) and the last ends at 10:21pm. Each photo should be roughly 1 min apart, except between the first and second, the actual 2ed picture overlapped the first too much, so there are two min's between those.

The camera was at a weird angle so it's not exactly the direction it was heading in the sky, but its still cool. :) (You'd have to rotate the picture about 35-45 degrees to the right to be more accurate.)

I don't know why some of the moons are slightly a different colour, 'cause once I had the settings in place it was a hands free operation so it shouldn't have changed anything. Oh well.

My little Cannon G3 doesn't have the lens power to get really good close up shots so you have to improvise. :D

I hope this is the right catagory... there's no "astro" one from what I can tell.
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Nov 1, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really cool - inventive and (ironically) enlightening :) I think the colour changes are just down to the capabilities of the CCD in digital cameras, not a lot you can do about it unless you spend 3 grand on a pro camera :)
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:icongindrex:
Saw from /. Neat picture... the different moon colours are probably from your camera's automatic white balance for each shot... if you had had it on a single white balance setting they probably would have turned out pretty close to the same (ignoring cloud/etc if any :)
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:iconrayhan:
wow very nice :) i esp. like the thinner ones near the top.

(got link from slashdot comment)
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:iconjamesthebard:
Great shots, even with the hardware limitation...It's an awesome composite of the lunar eclipse.
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:iconcamfella:
Great series of shots. I've never seen it done this way.
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:iconwiwijumbo:
Thanks, tho it was born out of a lack of options then anything else.

Camera doesn't have a high zoom, so the moon couldn't be that big. I'm on the 10th floor of my building so there was nothing that I could include in the frame. It was a little too cold to stay out there and actually try different stuff so I put the moon in one corner and set the camera to do the work. :)

Afterwards, what else could I do but add them together? :D
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