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10 December 2011 Sam Rua

Lunar Eclipse Over Kitt Peak

Three Points, AZ

I got up at 3 am to head out to a spot where I hoped I could
catch an almost fully eclipsed Moon setting behind the Kitt Peak
National Observatory complex. The best part of this event was
having my youngest daughter watch this with me. More info on
Kitt Peak can be found at:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM ,1.4x TCIII
Tripod, mirror lock-up, remote cable full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Range View 10-Jun-2012 21:08
What a great setting to capture a lunar eclipse. Excellent work Sam! V
REYHAN17-Dec-2011 06:47
Wonderful capture! V
Hernan E. Enriquez11-Dec-2011 19:58
Tremendous Sam! V
Bernie11-Dec-2011 18:20
Awesome Sam! One of the best I've seen..
CM Kwan11-Dec-2011 13:05
Wonderful capture, Sam! V
Vince11-Dec-2011 12:29
Your effort pays off with this wonderful shot Sam. A clear shot of the eclipse.
marko gregoric11-Dec-2011 07:04
This is fantastic. BV
January Grey11-Dec-2011 04:32
Getting up at 3am to drive somewhere to get a shot is dedication, Sam!! It paid off! This is a spectacular shot! V~
Peter Stahl11-Dec-2011 00:28
Yes it looks magical. It will make for a keepsake for your daughter some day. :-)
pkocinski10-Dec-2011 23:58
Magical shot and perfectly placed.
LyleT10-Dec-2011 23:46
Wonderfully done. Like it very much. V
lou_rozensteins10-Dec-2011 23:21
Beautiful work. Very well done.
Bryan Murahashi10-Dec-2011 22:00
Fabulous photo, Sam. Great backdrop for this Lunar Eclipse. V
Did you use any software to find the perfect spot for this capture?
Tom Munson10-Dec-2011 21:54
Terrific work, Sam! This is wonderful!
Range View 10-Dec-2011 21:53
Great capture Sam. Unfortunately skies were clouded in here!
Wim Ensie10-Dec-2011 21:53
fantastic shot and event Sam, nice to have this moment with your daughter.
Tom LeRoy10-Dec-2011 19:01
A worthy trip for sure, Sam. Fine technical camera work, and exquisite results. V
Guest 10-Dec-2011 18:44
Beautiful capture. V.
Leif Tobias10-Dec-2011 18:08
Great capture!
Cedric Sims10-Dec-2011 17:18
Very nice Sam!
globalgadabout10-Dec-2011 17:18
great shot and bravo for the early morning effort...I was up at 4am, but alas the sky had clouded over...V
Patricia Kay10-Dec-2011 17:07
Absolutely fabulous Sam...BV
Guest 10-Dec-2011 16:58
Perfect setting and beautiful moment to capture the eclipse, Sam. You must've been up early to be over Kitt Peak! Came out much better than mine, but to see it was really something.
Marisa Livet10-Dec-2011 16:57
Fantastic shot, taken in the best possible way!
MarcViskens10-Dec-2011 16:49
very well done
Guest 10-Dec-2011 16:42
Very nice Sam. Thanks for sharing. We missed it here in the east.
Walter Otto Koenig10-Dec-2011 16:26
Great with these tones and setting. Nice with this bit of cloud. I would be very interested to see the full exif info.
Jocelyne Feizo10-Dec-2011 16:13
Really magic Sam! We didn't have the opportunity to see this is the Easthern!
Sandi Whitteker10-Dec-2011 16:13
It's a great shot, Sam. Love the bit of cloud over it and very appropriate shooting it over what looks to be observatories.
Bonnie Underwood10-Dec-2011 16:13
That is so beautiful. So glad somebody
was able to enjoy and photograph it.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)10-Dec-2011 16:03
I just knew someone would get it, Super shot Sam, we were fogged in so nothing from me...
Jola Dziubinska10-Dec-2011 15:44
Excellent! V.
Mary Bowles10-Dec-2011 15:43
Magnificent !
We have to wait a little longer, just a few more minutes to see it here.
I am certain it will not be as spectacular as this beauty, though.
Alexander Kazakov10-Dec-2011 15:42
Great! V
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