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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Rising Moon in eclipse

While further east, folks were treated to a total lunar eclipse, here in Arizona, we watched moonrise just after totality had ended and the Moon was still in the penumbra. This composite image shows the rising moon with the city of Tucson in the foreground and the Rincon Mountains immediately in front of the Moon. I used two images both taken at 149mm focal length, one with an expsoure of 1/2 seconds at f/8, ISO 100 to capture the foreground city and a 2nd at 1/25 seconds at f/7.1, ISO 100 to capture the Moon. Some image manipulation in the GIMP to paste the Moon into the other image, and voilat!
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