Total Lunar Eclipse

total lunar eclipse 2/20/08I have always been fascinated by stars – that includes the moon and planets and all the other stuff out there. Tonight was a total lunar eclipse, the last one before 2010. It was cold and I didn’t think about the telescope soon enough – it’s too hard to set up quietly, in the dark, by myself, etc – maybe I’m rationalizing… Anyway, I did get out the camera to try some very long exposures.

You can read articles about the eclipse here and here. The two “stars” in the photo are Saturn and Regulus. The telescope sure would’ve made Saturn’s rings a little more visible, but it’s impressive none-the-less. The photo was taken at about 10:15 pm EST.

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1 Response to “Total Lunar Eclipse”


  1. 1 David February 21, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Oops…I missed it. I’m not sure that we could actually see the moon until the very end of the eclipse anyway. We did get to see one last year that was directly overhead. We were at the Bishop Museum and a number of amateur astronomers had their big telescopes out for us to view the eclipse. Very cool.


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