Progress of Lunar Eclipse, change of coloration (Oct 8, 2014)

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Date & Time: Oct 8 2014, Times in image represent JST(+0900)
1/5 to 6sec. exposed each
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC (f=1800mm, F9.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Tokai vil., Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(4256×2832)
Device Size...FX format (36×24mm)
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. Although the color looks indistinct in the last half of partial eclipse due to the passages of clouds, I could appreciate beautiful copper-red full Moon during total eclipse. You can see that the northern part of Moon which passed near the edge of Earth shadow has a bit yellowish color, and changing to dark red toward the southern part.




Progress of Lunar Eclipse

Progress of Lunar Eclipse, HDR composite images


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