From the photographer: “Enjoy the view of the sky during the maximum of the total lunar eclipse on Nov. 8, 2022. The closest dome hosts the 4-m Nicolas U. Mayall telescope of KPNO (NSF’s NOIRLab) and the eclipsed Moon shines with its majestic reddish color on right, just below the Pleiades cluster. The Milky Way, dotted by star-forming regions, arches over the telescope, while low over the horizon, prominent “ribs” of airglow can be seen. Truly a wild sky while the Moon was eclipsed!

The secondary image is fulldome version of the view. The 20k version can be downloaded from the NOIRLab page and freely used in planetariums.”

Technical details: Canon 6D, Sigma ART 35mm, f2.0, ISO 8000, a panorama of 10s single images (not tracked, from a durable tripod)

Full credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Horálek (Institute of Physics in Opava)



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