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Image of the Week, January 15, 2016

Image of the Week, January 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016 - PhotographingSpace.com Image of the Week - Blood Moon, by Björn Hoffmann

Blood Moon, by Björn Hoffmann

This is a composition of the different phases of the lunar eclipse from September 2015. I used three different exposures for every shot. Thus I was able to perform a HDR processing to account for the high contrasts. In this way it is possible to show both bright and dark areas in one image. When doing this, a small blue band becomes visible. Earth’s atmosphere does not only scatter red light into the shadow, but also a small amount of blue light in a smaller angle.

Setup: Sony A6000, Skywatcher Skymax 102/1300mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, Skywatcher Star Adventurer. Processing in Pipp, Lightroom and Photoshop.

About the photographer:

Björn Hoffmann
Location: Germany


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