The October 27th Total

Lunar Eclipse

Uploaded 10/30/04

 There were plenty of heavy clouds this night here up in Payson, but it was mostly clear during totality, allowing some images to be taken with the Meade 622 Comet Tracker and the new 10D. Being able to see the exposures of the moon on the LCD during totality took all the guess work out of the exposure times, making this the highest successful percentage of shots eclipse ever for us. Most exposures were about 4 seconds, except for the center image, I over exposed the disk to show the stars for 20 seconds.
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Instrument: 6" f/3.6 Schmidt Newtonian Platform: Televue GEM Camera: Canon 10D Exposure: 1/125 - 30s @ ASA100 Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 6/10, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 10 C Processing Tools: Photoshop CS HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS


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