Total Lunar Eclipse on Dec 10, 2011 (Review)

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2011
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC (f=1800mm, F9.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Daylight

Total lunar eclipse
on Dec 10, 2011
Saros seriesNo. 135, Member: 23 of 71
Maximum magnitude1.106
Start of Penumbral21:33.5 JST (+0900)
Start of Umbral21:45.7 JST (+0900)
Start of Totality23:06.3 JST (+0900)
Maximum eclipse23:31.8 JST (+0900)
End of Totality23:57.4 JST (+0900)
End of Umbral25:18.0 JST (+0900)
End of Penumbral26:30.0 JST (+0900)
This page shows you a review image of total lunar eclipse observed at western Pacific, Asia and Oceania area on Dec 10 and 11, 2011. Especially at Japan, we could appreciate all progress of eclipse in nearly zenith of winter clear skies. Also we could see beautiful winter constellations and Mily Way for about 50 minutes during eclipse.
I've provided several other impressive images of this splendid sky event on and after next page. Please check those without forgetting.

Partial Lunar Eclipse (Jan 1, 2010)

Progress of Lunar Eclipse (Dec 10, 2011)

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