Partial Lunar Eclipse July 5, Australia


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23.05 CST Moon begins to enter Umbra
23.30 CST Eclipse well underway
00.00 CST Moon deep within Umbra
00.30 CST Maximum extent of eclipse

Series of images of the partial Lunar eclipse of July 5, 2001 from Largs Bay, Adelaide, Australia (Lat 34 55' S, Longitude 138 35' E). The sky was cloud free but there was substantial dew formation.

Images taken using a QuickCam color Webcam mounted on a York Optical 114 mm Newtonian reflector with a 25 mm Plossl objective. Infinity to infinity focusing used. Vega 1.2 was used to drive the camera, and post processing was stacking of 4 images in Astrostack with unsharp masking and gamma correction in Photoshop. Dew formation on the objective caused some degradation, as did focusing difficulties during the eclipse maximum.


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23.05 CST Moon begins to enter Umbra. Unprocessed single image
00.30 CST Maximum extent of eclipse. Unprocessed single image

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Created: Friday, 6 July 2001, 14:41:58 Last Updated: Friday, 6 July 2001, 14:41:58