S O L A R P O W E R E D
New Windsor, Maryland (USA)
The only total lunar eclipse of 2019 happened on the night of Sunday, January 20-21. MTO observed the eclipse from the Blaine F. Roelke Memorial Observatory (BFRMO) at the Bear Branch Nature Center (BBNC) north of Westminster, Maryland, USA. It was a frijid and bitter sinter's night to be standing around outside. Fortunately, BBNC and members of the Westminster Astronomical Society, Inc. (WASI) were on hand serving hot beverages and snacks inside of the nature center.
This image is a collage of 13 separate images taken both before and during the eclipse, including its penumbral and umbral partial and total phases. Totality lasted for just over one hour. All images were taken using a Canon brand DSLR camera. It was mounted on a Sky Watcher™ brand German Equatorial mounting, in order to compensate for the rotation of the earth during the exposures.
Click on image to open larger image (525 KB) in a new window. (Photo credit: MTO)
Marstown Observatory is located in Carroll County, Maryland one mile
from the unincorporated hamlet of Marston. The nearest town is historic
New Windsor (established in 1797) located four miles northwest of the
observatory. The closest major cities are Baltimore (30 miles ESE) and
Washington, DC (50 miles S).
MTO would like to thank everyone who donated their time and materials, or helped in the construction of the observatory..
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