Starry Vistas by Don J. McCrady
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Lunar Eclipse (August 2007)

The total lunar eclipse of August 28, 2007 was visible from start to finish from my location on the west coast of the USA, and I was fortunate enough to have mostly clear skies throughout the event (some fog, however).

All these images were taken through a Takahashi Sky 90 operating at f/8.9 (with the 1.6x Extender-Q), and a Canon Digital Rebel.

Lunar Eclipse Video

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The video was constructed from 46 individual frames, with approximately 5 minutes between each frame.


Lunar Eclipse Mosaic

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Pre-Totality

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This is the most colourful shot of the eclipse, right before onset of totality.  The copper regions have fully entered the earth's shadow.  The blue limb is caused by refraction of sunlight through the ionosphere.


Totality

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