Lunar Penumbral Eclipse,
10 January 2020
Event times (UT) for the lunar penumbral eclipse of 10 January 2020 were as follows (from the BAA Handbook for 2020):
- P1 = 17:07:45
- GE = 91:09:59
- P4 = 21:12:19
Two members of OASI reported observations:
Roger Driver. At 19:10, I took one image on AWB (auto white balance) setting and one on SWB (sunny white balance) setting. Two hours later, I took another pair of images on AWB and on SWB. The images taken on AWB setting show a different colouration from those taken on SWB. The images at 19:10 show noticeable darkening of the south-east limb. I used a Nikon D5500 DSLR camera (APS-C sensor) attached to a Nikon 200-500 mm telephoto zoom lens at 500 mm. Common settings for all images were: aperture f8, shutter speed 1/800 s, ISO 200, camera handheld with image stabilisation on.
Andy Gibbs. The three photos below were taken at 19:12 (two minutes after greatest eclipse), 20:12 and 21:12 (times are UT). They show a darkening around the south-east limb and the crater Tycho. The images were taken with a Canon 1200D camera attached to a 200 mm Meade LX200. Exposures 1/125 s at ISO 200. (The camera has an APS-C sensor which, unfortunately, crops the image of the Moon).