Lunar Eclipse 21st Jan 2019

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Lunar Eclipse 21st Jan 2019

Postby Aratus » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:27 pm

No one has mentioned this yet, but just in case . . .

If you want to see it all you need to observe from 2:30am early on Monday morning.
Totality from about 4:45am to 5:45am

It is good to take dozens of photos of the moon at each stage but you need to be dedicated when it happens early morning. Setting the alarm for 4:30am, observing from a warm south/south-western facing bedroom, and getting back to sleep again at 5am is tempting! :)
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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Lunar Eclipse 21st Jan 2019

Postby ronaldteall » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:24 pm

I’m just trying to decide. Should I use an: ED80, C6 SCT with f6.3 reducer or a f6 150mm Newtonian for the imaging task on the lunar eclipse on Jan 31?
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