Last night I planned a dry run from the bacony of my house: I hoped to be able to do a time lapse of the lunar eclipse . . Given there's little chance of a clear view of the eclipse tonight, I thought I would share my efforts of an almost full supermoon on 30th Jan ;)
Crop sensor canon with 11mm lens . Images 5min interval over approx 5 hours , Iso 400, f/5 and 0.3sec. . Processed in LR and stacked in 'StarStax'. Fanciful foreground added afterwards to hide the ugly original. Started at 10.30 (still blue hour down here at that time), finished 3.30am. (Cabbage trees are real; water is not)
Lessons learned :-
1) Interval too short - moons overlap in the centre - will try 8 mins next time.
2) forgot to check focus - grrr!!
3) over-exposed the moon - was hoping to pick up a few stars as well - but that didn't work at all.
4) Used f/5 hoping to get foreground usably in focus also - but better to have a wider aperture and shorter time, I think and if necesary take one seperate image focusing on foreground and blend afterwards.
5) pleased to see that moon travel over 5 hours when off the horizon DOES fit onto the one image (I hoped it would but wasn't sure) - AND- my battery did last the distance :) (don't have battery grip)
So this is the salvage image
Author Barbara Lee
Lives in Riverton NZ with husband Bill Lee, Truffle the blind dog and two cats.