Odilon Simões Corrêa
Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
February 21, 2008 - From 03:01 to 03:49 UT
10-inch Meade SC LX50 equipped with Orion Plössl 40mm eyepiece and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3 digital camera.
The composite shows the Moon, from right to left, at the beginning, middle and end of totality. The separate exposures were handled with Paint Shop Pro and PhotoStudio and then assembled using Adobe Photoshop. The colors are as captured by the camera. Only a slight gamma correction was applied to the first and third images to compensate for the difference in exposure times (1.6 seconds for both of them) with respect to the mid one (2.5 seconds). This final view is a nine time reduction of the original one.