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General Category => Astronomy & Space => Topic started by: Roman White on June 23, 2011, 08:32:31 am



Title: Total lunar eclipse June 15th, 2011
Post by: Roman White on June 23, 2011, 08:32:31 am
Hey guys, is anyone here to witness this lunar eclipse?  ???

Here in Poltava we had great summer conditions, so observed most of the it except from the beginning of penumbral eclipse. A view of umbral eclipse through 20x90 binos is magnificent!  ::) A quick look at what I saw is being attached below.
(http://astronomy.pl.ua/photos/tle110615-2210web.jpg)
4.0s @ISO400 f/4.5, camera's 18x zoom.

It is maximal umbral phase (1.70) at 20:10 UT. I'd rough estimate it as 1,5 Danjon scale. Notice also the 7.8mag star to lower right. I will link back to the rest of my photos later.  :)


Title: Re: Total lunar eclipse June 15th, 2011
Post by: markt on June 23, 2011, 06:14:05 pm
Hey Roman!  Good to hear from you and glad you saw the eclipse, sadly, it was cloudy for me...


Title: Re: Total lunar eclipse June 15th, 2011
Post by: Roman White on June 24, 2011, 10:18:33 am
sadly, it was cloudy for me...
Forgot to tell, we had 5 rainy days with thunderstorms in a row, just before June 15th. So on Wednesday I felt so  happy like I saved a lot of fuel...  ;D