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Total Lunar Eclipse observation with the UP Astronomical Society featured at AKSYON TV Channel 5, aired October 8, 2014

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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Observing the sun requires a special type of protective filter called a solar filter. Such filters work by passing sunlight through specialized layer of metal, placed in between layers of glass or plastic film. Solar filters block more than 99.99% of sunlight, and must be placed on top of the telescope’s objective (on the main aperture of the telescope) to reduce the sunlight’s intensity before it gets focused by the telescope. Without a solar filter, sunlight’s intensity will be high enough to cause loss of vision and damage to equipment.

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Observing and imaging the sun require a solar filter

To learn how to construct a mounting frame (also called a filter cell) for a solar filter, which will help protect the delicate film and allow safe viewing (and imaging) of the sun, click here.

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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).

Total Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011. © Anthony Urbano

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 image below is a close-up high resolution image of the moon.

Hi-resolution image of the moon © Anthony Urbano

Also on a piggy-back setup is a Canon S3 IS for wide-field shots of the eclipse. The image below shows the sky condition in Antipolo during eclipse maximum. Pleiades and Taurus are clearly visible in this photo. ISO 800, 15-sec exposure

Eclipsed moon in the constellation Taurus

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 previous observations, click here.

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Total Lunar Eclipse observation setup featured at TV Patrol, aired June 16, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse observation setup featured at TV Patrol, aired June 16, 2011

Related links:
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on TV 5 (October 8, 2014)
Solar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 24, 2013)
Lunar Eclipse Photo featured on PTV 4 (January 23, 2013)
Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)
Lunar Eclipse Observation featured on ABS-CBN (June 16, 2011)

For featured photos, click here.
For tutorials on how to get started with astrophotography, click here.
For DIY astronomy projects useful for astrophotography, click here.
To subscribe to this site, click here.

© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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