These images were taken during the total lunar eclipse September 27, 2015. Taras Rabarsky shot from the St. Lawrence Valley area using an 8-inch f/10 SCT with 0.63× focal reducer and a Canon EOS T2i camera attached to it in direct projection mode. The exposures varied from 1/320 second at ISO 200 during the shadow’s ingress to 2.0 seconds at ISO 1600 during totality. | SkyNews
These images were taken during the total lunar eclipse September 27, 2015. Taras Rabarsky shot from the St. Lawrence Valley area using an 8-inch f/10 SCT with 0.63× focal reducer and a Canon EOS T2i camera attached to it in direct projection mode. The exposures varied from 1/320 second at ISO 200 during the shadow’s ingress to 2.0 seconds at ISO 1600 during totality.
Lunar eclipse: May 26, 2021

What is a lunar eclipse? Why does the Moon turn red? Learn more about this celestial event, visible from western Canada, and how to photograph it.

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NGC 281, or the Pacman Nebula, astrophoto by Kimberly Sibbald. | SkyNews
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NGC 1499 or the California Nebula by Paul Owen. | SkyNews
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