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While I had the patience to watch the occultation, my camera battery did not. It died about an hour before the spectacle, but it's okay - I've purchased more back-up batteries. This is a composite image with an accurate distance measured by taking the Aldebaran shot in focus with just a small portion of the moon on the right, then using the stacked moon photo from images taken immediately after. I was using a lunar filter for the contrast, but I don't like how I wasn't able to pull out some more colour. Next time.

I'm really enjoying all these celestial events that seemingly went unnoticed by me years before, and the challenges of getting decent images.

Using a Celestron Nexstar 127SLT and a Canon Rebel T5i at prime focus.

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