Total Lunar Eclipse 2010
About this Object:
Lunar Eclipses occur when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. In North America, the eclipse was visible in its entirety on December 21, 2010, from 12:27 a.m. to 6:06 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Predictions suggested that the total eclipse may appear unusually orange or red, as a result of the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia on October 26.
About this Photo:
This turned out to be a difficult shot as clouds rolled in just as the eclipse began. I was able to get a few shots in every several minutes as breaks in the clouds revealed the moon.
Date(s): December 21, 2010
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Orion ED80 @ F7.5
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Exposure: 1 x 5 Seconds @ ISO800
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: Canon Digital Photo Professional
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Temperature(s): 55º F