Updated 26 Dec 2012

3 April 1996 Total Lunar Eclipse

Below is a sampling of photographs from the total lunar eclipse that took place on 3 April 1996. The observation location was near Horse Pond in Salem, CT USA. All photos were taken on Fuji 400 speed color film. The close ups were taken through a Celestron CG-11 (with focal reducer for F6.3, or 1760mm effective focal length). The exact time of each exposure was not recorded. This eclipse was in totality when the Moon came over the horizon at dusk. The images below were reprocessed on 26 December 2012.

Here is a scenic shot of the totally eclipsed Moon rising at dusk on 3 April 1996. Photo taken on Fuji 400 film using a Pentax 135mm F2.5 lens.

Here's a shot of the setup used to take these photos. Mounted on top of the scope is a 500mm F6.3 Vivitar lens. The photos above were taken through the main scope.

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