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In case you didn't stay up on Monday night to watch the lunar eclipse:


Still photos were recorded every 5 minutes from the north shores of Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, AZ with a Canon 5D Mark III mounted to an 8" Celestron Edge HD 2000mm f/10 telescope. Camera settings were all manual with ISO ranging between 200 and 1600 and shutter speed between 1/400 and 2.5 seconds. To get the correct exposure, I had to do many test shots between the 5 minute intervalometer clicks. My mountain biking friend Jesper in Boulder took my images and made this fabulous video. Enjoy!





 

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Awesome video and photos! I tried the iPhone attached to the telescope which kind of worked. Did get one shot with the Dslr that had both the moon and Mars (I think) in the same frame.
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Excellent work, Kathleen!!

I had a 2-Gila monster ride at Browns Ranch on Wednesday afternoon, unfortunately I was only able to get my phone out fast enough to capture one as it scampered off the trail. Colors weren't awfully great but he was the biggest of the 3 I have ever seen in the wild ~

And a ridiculous selfie as I enjoyed the great weather and fun trails around the north end of Cholla mountain the same day ~
 

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Flag - Sedona Bike pack

I rode a slightly altered Dirty Casner Century route as an overnight ride last weekend. It did not disappoint.
 

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Old wagon at Westworld

The palo verdes are finally blooming in the McDowells.

Two photos 2.5 years apart of a saguaro with a tipping top along Bell Pass Trail.
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Nice shots Kathleen! I wish I had an equitorial mount!! Because I was using a normal tripod mount, I could only take these measly photos with short exposure times and high ISO to prevent orbit blur so they are noisier than I'd like. Fortunately though the 5DM2 has a pretty nice sensor and can go pretty high in the ISO department before getting really bad with the noise floor. I used my 100-400mm L with a 1.4x extender to grab these pictures. This is also the first time I shot a lunar eclipse so hopefully the composite didn't come out too horrible. :)

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Nice shots Kathleen! I wish I had an equitorial mount!! Because I was using a normal tripod mount, I could only take these measly photos with short exposure times and high ISO to prevent orbit blur so they are noisier than I'd like. Fortunately though the 5DM2 has a pretty nice sensor and can go pretty high in the ISO department before getting really bad with the noise floor. I used my 100-400mm L with a 1.4x extender to grab these pictures. This is also the first time I shot a lunar eclipse so hopefully the composite didn't come out too horrible. :)

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Great composite! I usually use the 400mm L f/5.6 with 2x extender for my moon shots. Comparison to the telescope shots has proved what a great set-up that is... moon details are only slightly more blurry than with the great big 2000mm :) I am a photoshop newb so am still working my own composites. Up till now, everything I shoot is processed in Lightroom and I use Starstax to stack my star trails composites. On Monday, I also shot 5 hours worth of 20-sec wide-angle time-lapse shots with a second rented 5D3 - I am now struggling to learn Photoshop and remove the numerous plane fly bys. Maybe by next Friday I'll have these to share? Or maybe I'll just step away from the computer and go ride my bike!
 

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Nice shots Kathleen! I wish I had an equitorial mount!! Because I was using a normal tripod mount, I could only take these measly photos with short exposure times and high ISO to prevent orbit blur so they are noisier than I'd like. Fortunately though the 5DM2 has a pretty nice sensor and can go pretty high in the ISO department before getting really bad with the noise floor. I used my 100-400mm L with a 1.4x extender to grab these pictures. This is also the first time I shot a lunar eclipse so hopefully the composite didn't come out too horrible. :)

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Total Lunar Eclipse from 0445-1038 UTC on 15 April 2014 as seen in northern Arizona. Skies were very clear and temperatures were well below freezing during the event. This is a composite of nine images taken approximately at P1, U1, U2, Max Totality, U3, U4, and P4, plus additional images between U1 and U2, and between U3 and U4. Times of images are in UTC.

Definitions of P1, U1, etc. can be found here.

Images taken with a Nikon D700 with various f-stops, ISO, and exposure times. A Nikon 80-200mm f/4 lens was used for all images. Although this is a vintage manual focus lens it it produces remarkably sharp images.

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db, gator, durtgurl - excellent lunars!

Made a trip back to the northlands, this time stayed at the Stateline Campground. Hiked (that is just bike with an H, or steep hill) wire pass and farther down buckskin gulch. freeskier - I think you are to blame for the trips north....buckskin gulch is a hoot. Great campfire with friends.

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db, gator, durtgurl - excellent lunars!

Made a trip back to the northlands, this time stayed at the Stateline Campground. Hiked (that is just bike with an H, or steep hill) wire pass and farther down buckskin gulch. freeskier - I think you are to blame for the trips north....buckskin gulch is a hoot. Great campfire with friends.

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Nice, funny I was looking at my slides yesterday and found the one of the panel we were talking about. Maybe I'll scan it but I couldn't pick out the location on google maps. Perhaps time for a visit.
 

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I had heard of this switchback being cleaned but in 25 years or so had never seen it done. Until Chainslap did his trials thingy and pulled it off today.
Nice! That's a tough one!
 

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Nice, funny I was looking at my slides yesterday and found the one of the panel we were talking about. Maybe I'll scan it but I couldn't pick out the location on google maps. Perhaps time for a visit.
Yeah, that area has me captured right now. And then people like DaveC (bedrockandparadox) and Brendan (outliving) go and do an 8 day loop in the Grand Canyon north rim area - and all I can think about are red rocks and canyons.
 
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