Lunar Eclipse - Super Blood Full Moon
This is one last rather long look at the Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse of January 20-21, 2019, seen from the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
When I say a long look, I definitely mean long: 3 and a half hours long, all captured on 35mm film...in a single exposure.
Quite simply, film is not dead.
This is referred to as a "q-tip streak" and I shot it with a Canon Elan 7 film camera and a Rokinon 14mm lens on Fuji Velvia 50 transparency (slide) film. It's probably one of the easiest shots I've ever captured, as I set the camera on a tripod and simply opened the shutter at 10:25 pm (ET) on January 20 (eight minutes before the partial eclipse began) and I closed the shutter at 1:55 am on January 21 (three minutes or so after the partial eclipse ended).
The Moon is definitely the main attraction, but the shot also captured a number of other bright stars, including Canopus, Sirius (the brightest streak), Rigel, Betelgeuse (the reddish streak) and Canis Minor as they marched across the sky.
Huge thanks, again, to the always-great Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for hosting me, John Kraus and Marcus Cote that evening. Kenna Pell was the most gracious host imaginable, without whom this shot (and our shots) would not be possible.
ISO50, f16 and 3.5 hours exposure time, shot with a Canon Elan 7 body with a Rokinon 14mm lens. I was concerned the entirely eclipsed Moon would be indiscernible, so I briefly considered adjusting the aperture during totality in order to bring out the red. I even covered the lens, and turned the (manual) aperture dial to f8, but decided to stick with one setting for the entire duration. I mention this because I think that's what caused the small black curve in the red portion of the lunar streak, as well as in the Sirus streak, the lens being covered for a few moments.