Total Lunar Eclipse of 2004 - Flash Animation

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I photographed the moon coming out of the total eclipse of October 27 2004. I shot it through a 500mm mirror lens with a Canon 10d, attached to a three second interval timer. The camera was mounted on an ordinary tripod without a tracking motor. So when the moon exited frame at the upper right I would reframe it to the lower left.

I used After Effects, Sorenson Squeeze, and Flash to convert the frames to a movie and output to an SWF file. The native size of the SWF is a whopper at 640x480, but can be scaled down. The FLA file contains no script or fancy do-dads, just the imbeded FLV movie.

For the next total lunar eclipse in 2007, I plan to put the camera on motorized equitoral mount, so the moon will stay put, with the shadow washing across its face. The one you see here was done with zero planning, so it's a bit sloppy.
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