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Grazing the Umbra (Partial lunar eclipse 2009)
by Anthony Ayiomamitis We were very fortunate to have relatively very good conditions for last night's partial lunar eclipse and which was a great way to end the year, the decade as well as IYA 2009. Although the depth was only 8%, the moon's partial entry into the umbral shadow was quite...
Fri, Jan 1 2010
Lunar eclipse over the National Observatory of Athens.
by Elias Chasiotis. This is a photo of the eclipsed lunar disk alligned to the weathervane of the historic building of the National Observatory of Athens. It was built in 1842 by the Dane Architect Theophilus Hansen. From 1858 to 1884 it was directed by the famous German astronomer Julius Schmidt...
Thu, Jul 2 2009
Partial lunar eclipse of 2012-06-04
by Rod Pommier Telescope/Mount: Celestron Super C8 Plus Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with fork mount Byers drive with f/6.3 focal recucer-corrector. Camera: Canon EOS 20D DSLR. Exposures: 1/1600 second at ISO 800, all exposures. One of the benefits of traveling to Maui, Hawaii for the transit...
Mon, Jun 25 2012
Partial lunar eclipse sequence.
by Elias Chasiotis Markopoulo, Greece I send you a composition image of the partial lunar eclipse of New Year's eve. Only a small part of the full moon was covered by the earth's umbra, but still the eclipse was very beautiful. The whole phenomenon lasted 4 hours, but the penumbral phases...
Mon, Jan 4 2010
Partial Penumbral Eclipse
by Anthony Ayiomamitis This is a little project I have had on my mind for some time and which has failed on the previous two occasions due to the weather. Fortunately for me, last evening we had pristine transparency. Partial penumbral eclipses are generally ignored since they are considered as ho...
Thu, Aug 6 2009
Partial Penumbral Eclipse - Part II
Anthony Ayiomamitis A revisit to my partial penumbral eclipse images from Aug 6/2009 finally yielded a further interesting result. The application of a non-linear curves adjustment in Photoshop helped highlight the very subtle difference in the brightness of the moon during "maximum" as compared...
Sat, Aug 8 2009
by Rod Pommier Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA. Date & Time: 2012-07-07 20:50 UT. Equipment: Celestron Compustar C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at f/40. Baader Planetarium solar filter. Point Grey Research Flea3 Color Camera. Best 300 frames . The images were colorized...
Thu, Jul 12 2012
Sunspot Group AR1520
by Rod Pommier Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA. Date & Time: 2012-07-07 20:50 UT. Equipment: Full solar disk image. Celestron Compustar C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at f/40. Baader Planetarium solar filter. Point Grey Research Flea3 Color Camera. Best 300 frames. The...
Thu, Jul 12 2012
The Red Moon
The June 16, 2011 total lunar eclipse was visible in the Philippines from 1:24am until 5:30am. The image above shows my observation of the stages of the eclipse from 2:00am until 4:13 am. Equipment used: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi on C90+CG5-GT.
Sun, Jun 19 2011
The Solar Photosphere 10/17/2010
by Jimmy Eubanks 10/17/2010 @ 18:00 UT Boiling Springs, SC Orion 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain - Baader ND3.8/Solar Continuum Filters DMK21 1000 X 1/768 sec.
Wed, Oct 20 2010
Total lunar eclipse 10 Dec 2011
A spectacular view in the sky was created on 10 December 2011 which stopped onlookers as the moon started getting eclipsed and then turned red. As moon came back to its original state and color, the same events were repeated, but in reverse order . In comparison to a Solar Eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse can...
Fri, Jun 15 2012
Total Solar Eclipse seen from upper deck of the Cruiser near Iwo Jima Island
by Marta and Michal Zolnowski This is combination of two images taken during Total Solar Eclipse 2009 on the board of the ship in neighborhood of Iwo Jima Island. The apparent size of the Sun was significally smaller than angular size of the Moon. Additionally Solar Corona was weak because of minimal...
Mon, Aug 3 2009
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