Lunar Eclipse 21 Jan 2019

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Lunar Eclipse 21 Jan 2019 – Trail over Cologne Cathedral

This lunar eclipse trail shows the partially and totally eclipsed Moon over the Unesco World Heritage Cologne Cathedral, Germany, amongst ultra-bright city lights. Normally this isn’t an astronomy hot spot, and it’s hard to make out any stars beyond Mag 2 at this location. But given the geometry of the setting moon and the lunar eclipse I simply had to do this. ;-)

Composite of 68 images for the moon trail from 04h41 until 07h29 CET edited in Lightroom/Photoshop, thereof 3 for the foreground and the dawn sky at 07h29 CET, removing a bicyclist and a pedestrian. Some horizontal stray light from the street lights.

We spent a total of 4 hours at around -7 °C at the Hohenzollern Bridge, but that’s the fate of the astronomically minded.

NGC 281 BW

NGC 281 – Pacman Nebula – Sep 2018 v2 BW (R=Ha)

Black and white version of NGC 281, modified processing of the previous image, extracted the red channel, which is approx. 20 nm H-alpha with the IDAS LPS V4 filter.

Schwarzweiß-Version des NGC 281, modifizierte Bearbeitung, extrahiert wurde der Rotkanal des vorherigen Bilds, der IDAS LPS V4 verhält sich im Rotbereich wie ein ca. 20 nm H-alpha-Filter.