Progress of Lunar Eclipse, change of coloration (Dec 10, 2011)

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Date & Time: Dec 10 2011, Times in image represent JST(+0900)
1/2 to 2sec. exposed each
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 nine set of lunar eclipse images shows you the change of color of eclipsed shadow by exposing long time. The elevation of Moon was very high, moreover it was winter's good transparency condition, I could appreciate beautiful muddiness-free copper-red full Moon. You can see that the southern part of Moon which passed near the edge of Earth shadow has a bit yellowish color, and changing to deep red toward the northern part.

Progress of Lunar Eclipse

Progress of Lunar Eclipse, HDR composite images

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