Sunday, April 12, 2015

Venus and Pleiades with T5i at 300mm

Venus did a pretty close fly by of the Pleiades over the past few days. I got this photo before the objects set behind my neighbor's roof. In hindsight I wish I did a stack of light frames with a high f-number so I could get that nice radiant lens flare around bright Venus while still seeing more of the Pleiades cluster. Oh well, I'll take these single frames at least - you can compare the look of Venus at f/9 and f/5.6 below...

Venus and Pleiades with T5i at 300mm
Single frame, Canon T5i, f/9, 1.3 sec, ISO 1600, 300mm

Venus and Pleiades with T5i at 300mm
Single frame, Canon T5i, f/5.6, 1.3 sec, ISO 3200, 300mm

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015 Lunar Eclipse Photos from Indiana

It's been a long morning and my fingers are still thawing out from the 30ยบ air, but I wanted to share my best photos from the day so far. I'm going to put together a timelapse of the total progression, but these are some decent stand-alone shots from my Canon T5i and 300mm zoom lens.

lunar eclipse photo april 4
Single frame, Canon T5i, ISO 200, 300mm, f/6.3, 1.3 sec
April 4, 2015, Noblesville, Indiana @ 6:54am ET

lunar eclipse photo april 4, 2015
Single frame, Canon T5i, ISO 100, 300mm, f/6.3, 1.3 sec
April 4, 2015, Noblesville, Indiana @ 7:01am ET

lunar eclipse photo april 4, 2015
Single frame, Canon T5i, ISO 100, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/40 sec
April 4, 2015, Noblesville, Indiana @ 7:03am ET

lunar eclipse photo april 4, 2015
Single frame, Canon T5i, ISO 200, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/200 sec
April 4, 2015, Noblesville, Indiana @ 6:36am ET

And here's my animated gif timelapse of the eclipse visible from Indiana. As the moon got darker, I changed my camera settings, that's why it appears to jump around between darker and lighter - but in general the progression and direction of the Earth's shadow across the moon is evident.

april 4 lunar eclipse animated gif
Progression from 4:54am ET to 7:10am ET Noblesville, IN

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