Sagittarius & Eclipsed Moon

Date & Time: Jul 16 2000, 22:36 JST(+0900), 14min. Exp.
Optical: MD Rokkor f=35mm F2.8, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

In present total lunar eclipse, the moon was positioned around boundary of Sagittarius and Capricornus. This image shows you the Milky Way of Sagittarius and reddish eclipsed moon taken with wide-angle lens. When the moon was hidden in Earth's shadow, the summer's constellations started glittering and I could appreciate splendid flow of Milky Way. And uncountable nebulae and star clusters contained in the Milky Way recovered their brilliancy.

Animation of total lunar eclipse

Milky Way & eclipsed moon

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