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Moonshots

Here’s the total lunar eclipse from the Phoenix area this morning, just before totality.  The desert skies were clear, so that we had a wonderful dark sky view of the first half of the event.  But totality began right at sunrise, so just as the whole moon was shadowed, it sank in a sky too bright to see the light reappear along the upper rim.  Still, it was spectacular!  Above, just digital zoom on a Canon Elph; below, digiscoped on a 50mm Nikon Fieldscope.  (All photos A.Shock)

Posted by Allison on Dec 10th 2011 10:46 am | 2 Comments
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2 Responses to “Moonshots”

  1. kate mckinnonon 10 Dec 2011 at 8:43 pm link comment

    Stunning photos! I was sorry to be nowhere near it this time.

  2. Allisonon 10 Dec 2011 at 10:16 pm link comment

    It was very nice! I chose magnification over resolution, though, and lost sharpness and contrast with the little camera through the spotting scope. Next time I think I’ll set up the bigger camera on the tripod. Wonder if I’ll remember in 2014?

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