How to Photograph a Total Lunar Eclipse (A Moon Photo Guide)

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Total Lunar Eclipse of 2008

Credit: Imelda B. Joson and Edwin L. Aguirre
Photographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre are veteran astrophotographers with a tried and true method for photographing the moon during a lunar eclipse. See how they do it, even with a cell phone, in their tutorial gallery here. In this view, they photographed the Feb. 20, 2008, total lunar eclipse from the suburbs of Boston. They created this montage — which shows the outline of the Earth's dark shadow core, or umbra — from images taken using a Takahashi FS-78 apochromatic refractor (630 mm in focal length) on an EM-10 equatorial mount and a Canon EOS 20D digital SLR camera. The exposure times were, from left, 1 second, 1.3 seconds and 0.6 second at ISO 400. Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: See our complete Blood Moon coverage.   Less «
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