We just had an eclipse in July, but the next one is not till 2014 so I wanted to make the most of this one. A number of looming deadlines made the weekend away for astrophotography hard to fit in and unlike the eclipse in July (winter!), the weather for this eclipse was definitely not cooperating either. Still, I guess you could say we got lucky and it just about worked out ok.
This is my summary of the lunar eclipse in June 2011, which I enjoyed under clear skies from the sub-zero but beautiful surroundings of the Mt Buffalo plateau in north-east Victoria. Photos and more below!
The full gallery of lunar eclipse photos is here:
A lot of Planning and Preparation
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6in f10 Intes Maksutov
Focal Length 1500mm
Fuji Superia 400
Exposures 1 second to 30 seconds