Lunar Eclipse | Robert Horton

Robert Horton
Location of photo
Jamestown, RI
Date/Time of photo
November 8, 2003
Takahashi Sky 90, Nikon FM camera body, Fujichrome 100 film.
The sequence of the November 8, 2003 total lunar eclipse was captured as multiple images on s single frame of film. By allowing the telescope to track at sidereal rate, the moon moved about one diameter every hour, from the lower right corner of the film, to the upper left. The exposures were timed about every 49 minutes to allow some overlap of the images, and the length of the each exposure was adjusted according to how much of the moon was eclipsed. In all, it took about 5 ½ hours to complete this sequence.