Penumbral Lunar Eclipse January 10, 2020

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A very short trip was required to image this rather unimpressive eclipse. As all penumbral eclipses, the darkening of the Moon is only partial and not very obvious. However, this one was pretty well placed in the clear and cold skies, and I was able to see it from the car while driving to my observing location.

Also, I had to pack light, using only a small 90mm Maksutov telescope and Canon 6D, both placed on a tripod only (no mount this time).

Following is a 120 frames stack, with some over-saturation to show the hues of the lunar surface that trace to the actual minerals.

The shot was done during the maximum of the eclipse, at 19:10 U.T.

 

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