January 1, 2010

NEW YEAR'S LUNAR ECLIPSE




I celebrated the New Year with observing the Partial Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse began at 10:55pm on the night of 31st. The earth's shadow falling on the Lunar Limb was visible only through a telescope but at 12:00am when the New Year began the slightly dark shadow was easily visible through naked eye. I tried to capture it through a digital camera. This was my first attempt of a-focal astrophotography. I used a dense grey filter to decrease intensity.


9 comments:

parimal said...

WOW Rahul - the photos are amazing.

All the best for Jan 15th 2010 :)

Rahul Zota said...

Thanks!

Sumit Rajpura said...

photos are really superb.. best work rahul..!

Bhargav said...

Hi Rahul Nice Images But One Big Mistake..IT'S PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE and NOT PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE Please correct..both are different..

Rahul Zota said...

Ok Bhargav! Thanks for your suggestion :)

physics said...

nice snaps...... thanx 4 showing the phenomenon in such a beautiful way..

physics said...

nice snaps........ thanx 4 showing the eclipse in such a baeutiful way.

Jaithemon said...

Hi Rahul,

The photos are beautiful. Your first attempt with a digital SLR? It's really humbling to know that Indians all over the country are so interested in astrophotography. But isn't it horribly expensive? And how does one make it to work the next day? God bless you!.

Jaimon Joseph
Ph: 9899692342

Rahul Zota said...

Thank You very much for putting a comment on my blog! No, It is not so much expensive. I didn't got those images with a SLR camera. I got snaps with a simple 12-Mega Pixel Digital camera and my 8-inch reflecting telescope. I also saw your blog and it is very much interesting.