Eclipsed Moon & Vesta

Date & Time: Jul 16 2000, 23:25 JST(+0900), 5min. Exp.
Optical: Tokina AT-X828 zoom F2.8 (f=200mm, Aperture: F4.0)
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

This shot detected an eclipsed moon before 20 minutes to end of totality and surrounding star field taken with telephoto lens. At that time, an asteroid of Vesta, an arrow indicating, was positioned just south of moon. Vesta has a diameter of 540km(338 miles), the third largest in all asteroids, and a magnitude of about 5.4. The brightness is extraordinary bright as an asteroid; only small binoculars can detect it without problem.

Milky Way & eclipsed moon

Progress of Partial Lunar Eclipse(Jul 5, 2001)

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