Antilhue - Chile

Moon - Total Eclipse
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Image Data

Designation Fully eclipsed Moon
Object type Moon
Description When the full moon passes through earth's central shadow (umbra) no direct sunlight can reach it.  It turns very dim and faint stars, the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds become visible.  The orange-reddish glow is caused by sunlight that is refracted by the earth's atmosphere.   Because the moon did not travel through the center of the umbra its top (northern) edge is much brighter.  Conditions were very good at Antilhue for this event: completely clear skies, good transparancy and the moon was more than 70 degrees high in the sky.
Exposure RGB 10:10:20 s @ -18C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE + SBIG CFW-8 Filter Wheel with SBIG (CS) RGB Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS + Astro-Physics Focal Reducer working at f/5.9
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 16May2003 - 03:40 UTC
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 6, Temperature + 5 C