Partial Lunar eclipse (16/07/2019)

Main Object: Moon

Lunar eclipse on the 50th anniversary of Moon landing

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse HDR

I made great hopes and plans for this partial lunar eclipse, as I missed the total lunar eclipse in July 2018, which many have called the "lunar eclipse of the century" due to cloud cover. Most recently, I captured the lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017, which means I've gained two years of experience since then, so I was expecting the event with a completely different photographic approach and concept.

Fortunately, as I was lucky last year, I was so fortunate now. Capturing the second half of the eclipse was sometimes hard because pf the clouds, but I could pretty much keep my pre-calculated shooting times.

I designed and succeeded with the highlighted image on the left. Its purpose is to present the process of eclipse by presenting each timed image, highlighting the photograph which made at the maximum. Because of the clouds, I had to make a compromise that after 22:35 UT only one-shot shots were made because the Moon was not cloudless for long time, so I was happy to be able to take a single photo.

I also made animation of the eclipse process and processed several separate images. These can be seen below.

Name:

Moon

Constellation:

Saggitarius

Coordinates:

R.A. 19 h 43 m 44 s Dec. -22° 46′ 29″

Type:

Moon

Distance:

396,887 km

Brightness:

-12.2m (21:30 UT: -10.9m)

Apparent size:

30' 05"

Diameter:

3,476 km

Illuminated: 

100%

Type of eclipse:

Partial (Saros 139: eclipse 21)

Magnitude of ~: 

65.3 %

Penumbral ~

18:43:53 - 00:17:36 UT

Umbral ~

20:01:43 - 22:59:39 UT

Maximum of the ~

21:30:45 UT

Date:

16/07/2019 20:07/25/46; 21:08/30/53; 22:14/35/57 UT 

Location:

Tápióbicske, Pest, Hungary

Camera:

Nikon D3300 (unmodified)

Telescope:

Home-made 200/800 mm Newtonian reflector

Mount:

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro GoTo

Guiding:

-

Corrector:

Sky-Watcher f/4 coma corrector

Focal ratio, length:

f/4, 800 mm

ISO:

800

Light:

9 x 1/500-1/200 s
20:07-22:14: stacked from 5 images/time 22:35-22:57: 1 image/time

Processing:

AutoStakkert3!, RegiStax6, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Animation

Other photos

Partial lunar eclipse animation
Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse maximum

Werk

Partial lunar eclipse werk

The EXIF data is the same as the main image.

EXIF:
16/07/2019 20:25 UT
Magnitude of eclipse: 27%
5 x 1/400 s light - ISO 400
Processing: AutoStakkert3!, RegiStax6, Adobe PS, Lr.

EXIF:
16/07/2019 21:31 UT
1/250 + 0,77 s light - ISO 400
Processing: RegiStax6, Adobe PS, Lr, Aurora HDR

EXIF:
16/07/2019 21:30 UT
10 x 1/400 s light - ISO 400
Processing: AutoStakkert3!, RegiStax6, Adobe PS, Lr. 

EXIF: 
16/07/2019 20:43 UT
Huawei P30 (ELE L-29): 4 sec, ISO 800, 27 mm, f/1.8
Processing: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom