Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 21 2010 Lunar Eclipse Naples FL

The weather in Naples, FL on December 21, 2010 was clear enough to allow me to get some lunar eclipse photos. I found the NYIP eclipse page very helpful for timing and exposure guidance.
I used a Canon 50D, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS and an EF 2x ii.
Exposing for 2 seconds or more was enough to for the moon's movement to blur the photo. With the EF-2x on, apertures wider than F/8 didn't seem sharp enough. ISOs above 800 seemed to lose too much detail to noise. I only used IS while focusing in live view. And a cable release and mirror lock up seemed to help.