Total Lunar Eclipse (2)

26th May 2021

I posted my DSLR images soon after the lunar eclipse yesterday and made a few comments about the eclipse. I’m following them up today with some of the images I simultaneously took through my telescope. The main picture above shows the edge of the Moon immediately after totality ended.

The image gallery below shows the sequence leading up to totality.

I packed up without witnessing the waning eclipse, to spend the rest of the evening singing happy birthday to my Bride.

Thanks for reading!

Images © Roger Powell

I’m one of the founder members of Macarthur Astronomical Society and current webmaster.

Telescope Details

SkyWatcher Esprit 120 mm apochromatic 3-element refractor840 mm f/l @ f/7.
Field flattener; no filter.
SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro mount; ZWO ASI120 guide camera.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro (CMOS 28.4mm 16 Mpx).
Software: Telescope control: Cartes du Ciel, EQMOD, PHD2, Imaging: SharpCap, Gimp.
Observatory location: on the driveway at 34° South.


  1. You are very observant. 🤓

    I agonised over it before posting it. I went back to my raw frame and reprocessed and nothing changed. I decided not to post it full size. Then I noticed exactly the same on an image taken by one of my friends in the Society.

    I have no explanation – but for it to be replicated by another person using a different setup could only mean that it was not a defect in my telescope, camera or technique, for which I am relieved.


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