Object 1

Since 1954, the Royal Observatory of Belgium had a scientific station located in Humain, in the Marche-en-Famenne region. Most of the observations concern the Sun, but an optical astronomy observatory was installed on 2008 on this site. In this relatively light-free place, night observers have the opportunity to observe and photograph celestial objects in all their splendour.


The photos of the Moon shown here were taken at different times (including one during the total eclipse on January 21, 2019), using an 18 cm wide astronomical telescope (an equatorial refractor) equipped with a Nikon D810a camera.

 

 

Picture of the Moon photographed at the Humain scientific station (prov. Luxembourg) during the total lunar eclipse of 21 January 2019. An 18-cm aperture f/7 refractor equipped with a Nikon D810a camera was used with an exposure time of 1/5 sec and ISO 3200.
Copyright: Royal Observatory of Belgium/ Paul Van Cauteren & Patricia Lampens

 

 

Picture of the Moon photographed on March 20, 2018 in the Human scientific station (prov. Luxembourg). An 18-cm aperture f/7 refractor equipped with a Nikon D810a camera was used with an exposure time of 1/50 sec and ISO 400.
Copyright: Royal Observatory of Belgium/ Paul Van Cauteren & Patricia Lampens

 


Picture of the Moon taken at the time of the occultation of Aldebaran (Alpha Tau) on 23 February 2018 at the Human scientific station (prov. Luxembourg). An 18-cm aperture f/7 refractor equipped with a Nikon D810a camera was used with an exposure time of 1/50 sec and ISO 800.
Copyright: Royal Observatory of Belgium/ Paul Van Cauteren & Patricia Lampens


 

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