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Date modified21-Feb-08 18:28
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Camera makeFUJIFILM
Camera modelFinePixS2Pro
Lunar Eclipse February 20 2008

Lunar Eclipse February 20 2008

Imaged as the eclipse was on the verge of leaving totality, it was a beautiful sight shared with many onlookers. The day began heavily overcast with the promise at best of a few holes in the cloud to view through. An hour before the eclipse the sky opened up almost on cue. It wasn't long before a keen observer spotted the Moon at the horizon line. As the Moon climbed through the sky we could see the Earth's shadow move across the face. It was the perfect opportunity to explain the phenomenon to the curious. As we reached totality we marvelled at the darkness of the sky, the brilliance of the constellations.

Telescope: Televue NP101 101/5.4 focal length 540mm
Mount: Losmandy GM8
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 Pro
Sensor ISO: 400
Exposure: 1 second at f/5.4