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Lunar Eclipse

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About this observation
Observer
Steve Knight
Time of observation
31/01/2018 - 13:28
Object
Lunar Eclipse
Observing location
Hotel roof car park, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Equipment
Canon 550D Camera
Starwave 70mm f6 doublet refractor
Astrotrac
Exposure
2 sec ISO 1600
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Luckily I was in San Francisco on business for this as not visible from UK.  Packed equipment in case it was clear.  Hotel roof car park was being refurbished so access was not easy.  This was taken at 5.28 local time, security tried to move me on but managed to persuade him that I was not a threat.  Observations were curtailed at 6.30 by arrival of workers with heavy moving equipment.  By then it was light and partially eclipsed moon very low.  The brightest star at top of image to right of moon is HD 75864 (mag 6.9), the star right at bottom of image (to left of moon) is 54 Cancri (mag 6.3).  M44 was near moon (~4 deg) but alas out of my field of view.  This a single frame processed in Faststone.  Colour of moon has not been adjusted.

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Jeremy's picture

Good to see you were able to see the eclipse, Steve! Enjoy SF!

Jeremy

Stevek1804's picture

Thanks Jeremy, popping in to Lick Observatory tomorrow before a dash to airport to fly home!

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