Not the Lunar Eclipse


This was a test image I captured of the full moon during dusk on 27 July, 2018.  Early the next morning, a total lunar eclipse was to take place.

Unfortunately, I only caught a few glimpses of the red moon, as the rare celestial event was again ruined by the presence of clouds, despite several cloudless dawns preceding it.

The focal length of this image is actually 1,120mm (not 800mm as recorded in the EXIF data), as I stacked both my 2x tele-converter and 1.4x tele-converter on my 400mm lens.

Published on Saturday, 28 July, 2018.


Date Friday, 27 July, 2018
Time 5:50pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Extender Canon Extender EF 2x II
Second extender Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Focal Length 1,120mm
Aperture f/8
Shutter Speed 1/640th of a second
ISO 800
Exposure Mode Manual



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