Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 30 December 2001

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

A rather subtle eclipse which was not really aparent to the unaided eye. The left hand image was taken prior to the eclipse and the right hand image was mid eclipse. A slight darkening can be a seen at the upper right.

Lens : Prime Focus f4 800mm Newtonian telescope and 2x teleconverter
Exposure Time : 1/500 second
Film : Fuji Superia 800
Date : 30 December 2001
Guiding : None
Location : Kaituna, Wairarapa, New Zealand