Total Lunar Eclipse
Copyright 2008 Hap Griffin
THIS IS A 3.7 MEGABYTE ANIMATION - PLEASE GIVE IT TIME TO LOAD
The Total Lunar Eclipse of February 20th, 2008. Perfectly timed and well-placed for observing. If only the clouds had cooperated a bit better. This is a sequence of exposures taken every two minutes throughout the entire sequence of the eclipse, which lasted just under four hours from start to finish. Passing clouds and continuously changing lighting cause the jumpiness of the luminance in this animation.
February 20, 2008 Griffin/Hunter
Observatory Bethune, SC
Instrument: Orion 10" F/4.7 Newtonian w/ MPCC
Focal Ratio: F/4.7
Conditions: Passing clouds
Weather: 50 - 40 F, calm
Camera: Modified Canon 40D Digital SLR
Processing: Frame alignment in ImagesPlus v3.0, level adjustment in Photoshop, animation in PhotoScape.