Total Lunar Eclipse (December 10, 2011)

The image shows a fully-eclipsed moon during totality. Note that only during a total lunar eclipse that the very faint stars surrounding the full moon become visible. Image taken from the Seven Suites Hotel Observatory, Philippines, using a 4-inch refracting telescope and a DSLR at ISO 1600, 2-second exposure. This photo got featured in Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD).

My observation setup is consisted of a Sky-Watcher 100 mm f/9 ED mounted on a Kenko NES mount, prime focus at 900 mm with a Canon 450 DSLR.

The observation party at the Seven Suites Hotel Observatory in Antipolo with the hotel’s 12-inch telescope, currently the 4th largest in the country

For a list of stargazing events, click here.

Night Sky in Focus
Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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