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Super Blood Moon!!! Totality Photography!

IsaacT

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So here is what I ended up with. Full disclosure, I was not getting as much detail as I really wished I could get(I suspect it is similar to why things photographed in soft light aren't as sharp, soft light, soft image). So I kind of adapted a frequency separation workflow to my processing. I used 500 pictures of the Blood Moon to create a stacked, improved blood moon image. I then used about 300 pictures of the full moon I got from directly after the eclipse ended to create a stacked image of the full moon, which you can see below. Since they were the same focal length image, processing them resulted in the same sized moon photos, just vastly different in appearance. So I used the full moon stacked image as my texture layer, and I used my Blood Moon stacked image as my color layer. I applied a Gaussian blur to the color layer to get rid of details and then blended the two layers together.

At the very bottom you can see what my original sub of the blood moon looked like. Let me know what yall think! I know it isn't 100% true factual capture, but a lot of what we do in astro is making stuff work for us; working with layers, stacking, etc.

Also...I had to drive a LONG ways to get away from the clouds....originally I thought it might end in disaster(not getting the picture). That said, I got about 4500 good quality pictures.

Thanks,
Isaac










 
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ultimatekaiser

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Very nice. I was at work watching it, but it didn't show up this red here. more of a dusky dim color due to lots of clouds and light contamination. Great shots! I'll have to share them with a few of my friends.
 

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Nice job Isaac, these photos turned out great, sounds like a lot of work though!
We had a lot of cloud cover where I'm at, so it's nice to see the whole moon without having to look through the breaks in the clouds.
:kewlpics:
 

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Very Nice shots.
What is that at about eight o clock in the 2nd pic?
 

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Very Nice shots.
What is that at about eight o clock in the 2nd pic?
Still trying to figure that out haha. Not sure thinking it might be a planet...but I'm not up to date on all my planetary astronomy so no idea. It was consistent in all 4800 pictures taken.
 

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Nice pictures! It was cloudy by me. It has been for about 6 days now and looks like it will be for a few more.
 

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wow.. Awesome pics.. thanks for sharing
 
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Awesome pictures. I see you have proof of Nibiru\PlanetX. You should scrub that out of your pictures before "they" come get you.
 

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Why does it seem like the top 4 pics look like someone is trying to hide the "Death Star" ;)
Great job and thanks for sharing it with us Isaac:) I can see why photography has such a strong pull on you.
 




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