Total Lunar Eclipse - Sep 27, 2015


This photograph shows the total lunar eclipse that occurred in the fall of 2015. This particular eclipse happened when the moon was at perigee, the closest point in its orbit around the Earth. The moon appears largest to the eye when it's at perigee and referred to as a supermoon. The star at the top edge of the moon was occulted (covered up by the moon) about one second after I took this photograph.

Photographer: Rick Scott
Date: September 27, 2015
Camera: Canon EOS 20D digital camera
Lens: Home-made 10 inch f/4.63 Lurie Houghton Telescope
Mount: Losmandy G-11 equatorial
Exposure: 0.8 seconds
Camera Mode: ISO 1600 RAW
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 for RAW conversion and processing

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