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2001 January 9 Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse of 2001 January 9 was widely seen around the UK despite problems with cloud in some areas.
Although I can't quite squeeze all the Moon into a 35mm frame (F=105.8-inches) I am quite pleased with the image sharpness. I set the drive to track the Moon rather than 63Gem, and it seems to have worked. 10-inch f/10.6 Calver, & Elite 400 uprated to ASA800. Chris Lord.
This is a composite of four exposures taken on Fuji Sensia 200 film using a 0.30m, f/5.25 Newtonian. Exposures range from 1/500s for the partial phase to 20sec for totality. Nick James.
Photographed through an Intes 150mm diameter, 1500mm focal length, f/10, Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope at prime focus with a Practika MTL-5B SLR camera body using Kodak 400 ISO colour print film for an exposure of 40 seconds from 20:32:00 to 20:32:40 UT from Mumbai city. Star to the top right corner is Delta Geminorum. Aadil Desai, Secretary of the Amateur Astronomers' Association (Bombay).
This image was taken with a Meade 25cm at f/10 on 120 format film. Denis Buczynski.
Digital camera shots at the end of totality. Kevin Smith.
1855 1/500th Kodak Royal Gold 100. Martin Mobberley
1910 1/250th Kodak Royal Gold 100. Martin Mobberley
1918 1/125th Kodak Royal Gold 100. Martin Mobberley
1948 6 secs Kodak Royal Gold 100. Martin Mobberley
2020 10secs Kodak Royal Gold 100. Martin Mobberley
2054 4 secs Kodak Royal Gold 100. Martin Mobberley
2111 1/125th Kodak Royal Gold 100. Martin Mobberley
This image was taken during totality on Fuji Sensia 200 film using a 0.30m, f/5.25 Newtonian. Exposure was approximately 20 sec. Nick James.
This composite is made up from images framegrabbed from a video made using a Sony TR-3100 Hi-8 camcorder. Nick James.
These two pictures were taken with Kodak Gold 200. Both photos suffered from the presence of high cloud: in the case of the photo of totality you can see the resulting scattered light near the bright limb - in the case of the lunar halo it is a little more obvious! Graeme Waddington
I was particularly interested to see what time last shadow contact occurred to the naked-eye (through the cloud I judged it to be about 2 mins after U4, although don't treat this estimate seriously due precisely to the amount of cloud present). Anyway, I managed to get a sequence (all 1/125 sec) near U4 with my Canon 500mm mirror lens and attach the result - which, if nothing else, shows the extent of the high cloud via all the off-moon scattered light! Graeme Waddington.

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