Lunar Eclipse, movement of Moon (Dec 10, 2011)

Composed relative to celestial sphere

Composed relative to Umbra of the Earth

Date & Time: Dec 10 2011, 21:55, 22:15, 22:46, 23:28, 24:20, 24:49, 25:09 JST(+0900)
Composed 7shots, 1/500 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

These images have been created by composing 7 shots of total lunar eclipse on Dec 10, 2011, aligned each position of taken times. The Moon moved from right to left, upper and lower images indicate movements of Moon relative to background star field and Umbra of the Earth shown as a broken circle, respectively. Maybe you can understand that the shadow edge of eclipsed Moon is indicating an outline of the Umbra from a lower image.

Continuous composed image of Total Lunar Eclipse

Eclipsed Moon & winter constellations

Copyright(c) 2011 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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