The First Photography Session

The west coast of the U.S. got a relatively good view of a total lunar eclipse on the evening of 20 January 2000 (21 January 2000 UTC). The moon passed through the southern portion of the earth's umbral shadow, which is why the two totality shots show a significant color fringe and are brighter along the southern edge than the northern.

The film was Fuji Superia 400, and was taken through the C5+ with an f/6.3 focal reducer (about 780 mm focal length, for about a 16x image scale). Focusing was done using a Hartman-type mask.

Copyright (c) 2000 Brian Tung