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Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon


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On the evening of September 27th, 2015, the entire internet was filled with people's pictures of the "Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon".  I used a Sony A7r II and an old 1,000mm mirror telescope I had attached using various adapters. My challenge (as it always is) was to see if I could do something different from what everyone else was doing.  And I got lucky, as my telescope was prone to flare, and there was a street light nearby.  I positioned the telescope so the street light was shining right into it, using the flare as a part of the composition.  Judging by the number of likes this image got on Facebook, it seems I got the different shot I sought.


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