The January 20-21, 2019, eclipsed moon was near a famous deep-sky object, a star cluster called the Beehive, or M44. This star cluster is faint. To the eye, the moon’s light would have overwhelmed it. David Cortner wrote: “All I know to do to get both the moon and the stars around M44, an open cluster a few degrees away. This is a stack of 97 20-second exposures to maximize signal/noise, some at ISO 400 to retain some lunar detail and most at ISO 1600 to capture the starfield. Canon 6D, Nikkor 180mm F2.8, iOptron SkyTracker (original model).”
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Karl Diefenderfer in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, caught the eclipse at 12:22 a.m. on January 21, 2019. He wrote: “It’s an extra special treat of a lunar eclipse to be able to capture stars around a full moon. It was so worth braving subzero windchills.”
View larger at EarthSky Community Photos. | Marvelous time-lapse image of January 20-21, 2019, lunar eclipse, from Dennis Schoenfelder in Alamosa, Colorado. He wrote: “It was below zero so I set up the camera outside the front door and sat inside watching, I pop out occasionally to check things out. One frame every 3 minutes.”
Bottom line: Photos from the EarthSky community of the January 20-21, 2019, total eclipse of the moon.
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