My Total Lunar Eclipse observation setup featured in TV Patrol (aired June 16, 2011) (from left: Anthony Urbano, Cristina Flores)
My Total Lunar Eclipse observation setup featured in TV Patrol ( aired June 16, 2011)
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Eclipse Maximum will occur at 4:12 am (local time), June 16, 2011. Face southwest at around 2:30 am and wait for the moon to turn red. This video simulation shows the naked-eye view of the event.
* Penumbral eclipse begins: 1:24 AM
* Partial eclipse begins: 2:22 AM
* Greatest eclipse: 4:12 AM
* Partial eclipse ends: 6:02 AM
* Penumbral eclipse ends: 7:00 AM
Image of the Milky Way galaxy taken shortly after sunset using a DSLR camera and a tracking mount. Canon 450D DSLR camera, 18-55 mm lens set at 18 mm, f/3.5, 79 sec exposure, ISO 1600, November 3, 2012, Camarines Norte, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano
The center of the Milky Way, our very own galaxy, may be clearly seen during a dark moonless night from a place away from city lights. To the naked eye, it appears like a band of light stretching across the sky, a truly a remarkable sight. It may be captured even with the very modest equipment: a decent camera-on-a-tripod setup. The Milky Way is most prominent in the sky during the month of March, April, and May each year. Seeing it for the first time never fails to amaze any aspiring amateur astronomer.
To capture the Milky Way, you will need (1) a dark-sky site, (2) a camera with manual settings, and (3) a sturdy camera tripod (or a tracking mount if available). This tutorial will guide you on how to capture it on your first attempt. To learn how to photograph the Milky Way galaxy, click here.