Eclipse over the old observatory. | Elias Chasiotis

Photographer
Elias Chasiotis
Email
eliasastro@freemail.gr
Location of photo
Athens, Greece.
Date/Time of photo
February 21, 2008, 04:54 UT.
Equipment
Canon EOS 400D (US-digital rebel), 70-200 F2.8 zoom lens.
Description
The recent total lunar eclipse gave Greek amateur astronomers the chance to take photos of an eclipsed moon together with some impressive Greek historic sights. My choice was the National Observatory of Athens, built in 1842, a historic building where the famous German astronomer Julius Schmidt served as a president from 1858 to 1884 and where he made very important astronomical observations for his time, as well as a detailed map of the moon. Here are some related links: http://www.noa.gr/About/Historyen.html http://www.astro.noa.gr/History/h_1858-1884.htm http://www.lpod.org/?page_id=1358 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Friedrich_Julius_Schmidt