Total Lunar Eclipse | Richard Bareford

Photographer
Richard Bareford
Email
bareford@yahoo.com
Location of photo
Medford, New Jersey, USA
Date/Time of photo
080221 03:37:58 UT
Equipment
Canon EOS 20Da, 0.5 sec, ISO 3200, prime focus of Meade 2045 LX3, 102mm f10 SCT, mounted on homemade equatorial wedge and tripod.
Description
The forecast held little hope but the skies cleared shortly before totality. I rushed to set up my equipment on the icy walkway off the kitchen porch. I bracketed my shots and this one of totality looked best. Naked eye the moon was a dark red-brown with Saturn and the neighboring stars of Leo very bright. Altitude of Moon is 53° 16.68'.