Your Eclipse Photos, Part II

Like I said, you buried me with photos of last week’s total lunar eclipse. So here’s another batch. Thanks to everyone who went outside and remembered to bring a camera.

If you’re a budding (or veteran) astrophotographer, I highly recommend you check out the Bad Astronomy/Universe Today forum. We have a section just for people to post their astrophotos.

This first photograph comes from Joe from Michigan State University with a digital camera and a 4″ telescope.

Beth Katz

Beth Katz

Brian Galka
Brian Galka – Saskatoon

Rob Ratkowski
Rob Ratkowski – Maui

John Lyder
John Lyder – Trinidad and Tobago

Simone Bolzoni
Simone Bolzoni – Italy

Rick E.
Rick E. – Toronto

Joseph Guzmán
Joseph Guzmán – Chicago

7 Replies to “Your Eclipse Photos, Part II”

  1. To me,these photos are breathtaking! I live in the desert and at night the stars look like you could reach up and grab a handfull. On the 20th, the night was clear,the air was crisp,and what I could see with the naked eye was amazing. I only wish I’d had asked for a telescope for my birthday. But,I was very happy getting an eclipse!


  2. Thanks Fraser for including my eclipse montage contribution on one of the coldest eclipse events I ever endured.

    Taken thru a 5″ refractor and a Canon S3 Powershot attached with adapter. Attending to visitors at the Adler Planetarium, I would grab an exposure when I could and return to the other scope for direct public observation.

    They are all cool and impressive.


  3. Only slightly off topic, can someone explain to me how you get a digital camera to take a picture through a 4″ scope? I have a Mead 4″ and every digital camera I have tried does some funky things to the image as soon as the camera becomes aligned to the eye-piece — last lunar eclipse I did take a really nice barlow-assisted image, it was a little blurry but caught that diamond shine of a crater in the still-dark area, but I had to basically wave the camera over the eyepiece and snap quickly before the camera-computers “corrected” the view!

    Back in the late 80’s friends at the RAS had very expensive rigs using liquid cooled CCD gear for astrophotography and I always thought that a plain digital camera would mean that world would finally open up to my sort of budget, but it’s now 20 years later and I still can’t share what I see through the lens 🙁

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