Progress of Lunar Eclipse (Dec 10, 2011)

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Date & Time: Dec 10 2011, Times in image represent JST(+0900)
1/8 to 1/500 sec. exposed each, totally eclipsed image exposed 2sec.
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC (f=1800mm, F9.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Daylight

This multi-flame picture shows you the progress of total lunar eclipse on Dec 10, 2011. Although the Moon was covered with thin clouds when partial eclipse started, it was perfectly fine before the total eclipse. I could enjoy almost whole progress of the lunar eclipse under extraordinary good conditioned skies.
This time the Moon passed near southern edge of the Earth shadow, so you can see that the eclipsed Moon looks brighter in its southern part when the Moon was eclipsed at maximum. (an image taken at 23:28)

Total Lunar Eclipse on Dec 10, 2011 (Review)

Progress of Lunar Eclipse, change of coloration

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