November 1975 Lunar Eclipse

Here is a unique shot of the November 1975 lunar eclipse. Back then, I had only Polaroid cameras. I used a "Square Shooter 2" camera (which has an F8 lens). This is one of the few Polaroid cameras that can be "fooled" into taking a time exposure. The film speed was ASA 75. The shutter was forced open for a few hours of the eclipse (which began in totality as the Moon came over the horizon). The trail can be seen getting gradually brighter until it blooms the film. I would have preferred to take "through the scope" shots, but back in 1975 this was the best I could do with the equipment I had.

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