Total Lunar Eclipse, December 2011

Mike Salway

Wyoming, Australia

Artist's Description

The Total Lunar Eclipse of December 2011 was a special one for me – it’s the first one where everything went right. After days of rain, the skies cleared on the night of the eclipse. My equipment worked flawlessly and the seeing was rock steady, giving me my sharpest images of a Total Lunar Eclipse.

I was even uploading a live stream of images to the SLOOH Events page, as well as the IceInSpace Facebook page, my personal Facebook profile and my Google+ profile for viewing by a worldwide audience and everything just worked. The only downside was losing the Moon behind a tree just after totality started – but I knew it was coming so I was thankful that I was able to image Totality before losing it for the night.

Taken with a Canon 40D through an 80mm telescope.

This image is a composite of all of my images from the night. For more details, check my blog at:
Total Lunar Eclipse, December 2011

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