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It is interesting to see how a bright star like Antares is eclipsed by the Moon.

Guillermo Baldi from San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, could observe how Antares was almost eclipsed by the Moon. Stars located near the ecliptic may be eclipsed by the Moon or planets, because this is their natural path through the sky. To measure accurately this kind of occultations is useful because knowing the exact location and time of the event gives important data to localize the exact position of the Moon and stars with a higher precision degree than measuring it through conventional processes.

This image was taken with a Canon 400 XT camera with a time exposition of 1/250 seconds and adding 50 frames showing Antares path near the Moon.

 
2012-10-07 07:31:50       
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