Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
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):
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. I took the three photos below 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).