Lunar Eclipse Pictures

On Wednesday 15th of June @ night, I managed to take some shots of the lunar eclipse using my lil 3 inch (76mm) Catadioptric telescope and Apple iPhone 4.



The Moon was so bright in early stage, therefore I used the green Lunar filter.


Red Moon..Without the lunar filter


And yeah πŸ™‚  some drinks, Barbican (Non-Alcoholic Drink) Just for refreshing πŸ™‚

Lunar Eclipse Album

Technical Data:

  • Telescope: 3 inch (76mm) Catadioptric type, 600mm focal length, tabletop mounted.
  • Eyepieces: H20mm with green lunar filter
  • Camera model: Apple iPhone 4, (5 megapixels)
  • Image Type: jpeg (Width: 2592 pixels, Height: 1936 pixels)
  • Exposure Time: 1/15 sec, normal.
  • Camera Aperture Value: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)
  • Camera ISO Speed Rating: 500
  • Camera Focal Length: 3.9 mm
  • Metering Mode: Pattern
  • Camera Software: iOS 4.3.2
  • Location: Muscat, Oman. (Athaiba – Ocean area, on top of the roof surrounded with plants πŸ™‚
  • Weather Temperature: 31Β°C , feels like 40+
  • Sky Condition: Haze around the horizon
  • Humidity: ~80%
  • Field Time: 22:15 (GMT+4) to 16th June 00:45 (GMT+4)
  • Refreshment Drink: Barbican ^_^

8 responses to “Lunar Eclipse Pictures

  1. I MISSED IT X…{
    My 2 year old nephew was awake and we all had to pretend we were sleeping so his mother could get him to sleep XD (don’t ask me why he was still awake at 12 hehehhehe).
    Thank you so much for the pictures….atleast now I know what I missed…looked spectacular mash’Allah!!!

    • Hi Sister πŸ™‚
      I know.. it’s normal for young babies to be awake at midnight
      I remember I faced the same situation long time ago… πŸ™‚
      and also when I was a baby..I used to disturb my parents at midnights.. I don’t remember that…but that’s what my mom told me πŸ™‚

      It’s ok if you missed that…at least you so the pictures.. It was very hot that day..
      Most people went to masjid for eclipse prayer .. For me, I just prayed at home.

  2. As predicted CLOUDY skies!! Not even the faintest hint of Moon…even from Europa!! Not sure how the cloud cover got there given it’s lack of atmosphere but hey! Let’s not get technical πŸ˜‰ It was cloudy!! Cool lunar photography πŸ™‚

    • Hi Europa πŸ™‚ ,your prediction is right..clouds clouds clouds …our worst enemy.. at least you saw the pictures πŸ™‚

      I think it’s better to do radio-astronomy in the cloudy days

  3. wow…Mashaallah so cool…beautiful pictures!!!

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