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The Lunar Eclipse and Occultation of SAO 163632

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About this observation
Observer
Alexei Pace
Time of observation
27/07/2018 - 20:19
Object
Moon
Observing location
Malta
Equipment
Celestron Edge HD scope
Canon 6D camera
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This image was taken by Alexei close to mid-totality for this, the longest lunar eclipse visible this century. Alexei explains that he made the exposure a few minutes before the predicted totality because apart from the Earth occulting the Moon (as seen from the Sun!) the Moon itself was also going to occult star SAO 163632 as seen from his observatory (Ir-Rabat).
 
You can see this on the left limb as well as in the associated images which show the Moon approaching the star.
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