Monday, June 4, 2012

Partial Lunar Eclipse Photos

I managed to get up this morning for the partial lunar eclipse. I didn't try to get up and see the whole thing but just took a few photos near the maximum eclipse (in which Earth's shadow covered about 38% of the Moon).
First picture is with my usual setup: a Canon Digital Rebel Xti and a 70-300mm zoom lens.
I also had my Galileoscope ready to go with a webcam attached (everything was set up in my living room the night before!) I snapped a few quick pics with it as well.
I didn't stay up too much after this. The Moon was getting low in the sky and I would have had to go somewhere else to keep taking pics as it was about to go behind some trees and a building. Nice event and can't wait for the next total lunar eclipse!

Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.


OrbsCorbs said...

And tomorrow is the transit of Venus, right? Busy times for astronomers.

hale-bopp said...

Yes, that blog is coming! It's like March Madness for Astronerds.

kkdither said...

You get such great shots. Thanks for sharing them with us!