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May 4, 2004 Lunar Eclipse from Prague
Object: Lunar Eclipse Over the Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic.

Date: May 4, 2004 (10:04 PM Local Time)

Exposures: (1) 1 sec, (4) 0.6 sec, (3) 0.3 sec @ f/5.6 @ 400 ISO (8 exposures total)

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel (300D)

Equipement: Sigma 24-70 Zoom @ 38mm

Guide Scope: n/a (Fixed Tripod)

Hardware & Software: The Canon File Viewer Utility was used to output the raw images as a 16bit/chn tif files. Then the images were then stacked in Picture Window Pro. Actually twice - once for the Bridge and once for the moving moon which moved about one diameter during the 8 exposures. The two stack images were recombined and then the resulting image was then tweaked and curves were adjusted using Picture Window Pro.

Info: This image was taken shortly after totality. It also happened to be my wife's and my 13th wedding aniversary (to the minute). Needless to say, it was perfect! Also, click here for the Eclipse as the moon was rising.

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Updated: 07/29/04 04:53:33 PM