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Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019, 


            Gabe Shaughnessy

Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019

Technical card

Resolution: 1000x850

Date:Jan. 20, 2019

Frames: 1

FPS: 0.33000

Focal length: 910

Data source: Backyard


Here’re a few of the several images I took of the moon during totality from my driveway. With the cold, I decided to finally figure out my DSLR’s interval timer, which saved me a lot of grief. Must’ve taken over 100 photos spread out leading up to totality. The night started out at 0F, so I went out intermittently to check focus every 10 min or so and catch some views w/ my binoculars. It was pretty dark, darker than I remember the eclipse was in 2015. The SQM sensor I had was reading around 19.5-19.6 mpsas near mid-eclipse. Seeing the Beehive pop out so easily with the moon nearby was a real treat! During totality, I also hunted down a few other DSOs like M81/82 and M1. It was a fun, albiet cold night!



Gabe Shaughnessy
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons


Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019, 


            Gabe Shaughnessy