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Red Full Moon by Roy L. Bishop

Photo of the Week for April 18, 2014

While much of Canada was clouded out during the April 14/15 total lunar eclipse, a few lucky sky watchers managed to view and image the event. Among them was Roy L. Bishop, former Royal Astronomical Society of Canada president and long-time editor of that organization’s highly regarded Observer’s Handbook. A very experienced observer, Bishop gave this eclipse a value of L2 on the Danjon Scale, which is a “deep red or rust-colored eclipse — very dark central shadow, while outer edge of umbra is relatively bright.” He captured this image of midtotality from his home in Avonport, Nova Scotia, with a 4-inch f/6.6 Astro-Physics apochromatic refractor and Canon 70D DSLR camera set to ISO 200.

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