Partial lunar eclipse and planet Neptune on 16 August 2008


starchart fot the situation at max eclipse at 23:10

The partial lunar eclipse of 16 August 2008 was special in the sense that the faint planet Neptune was close to the moon. I could see them both in my 3 degree wide field, and also took a picture with my telezoom at 280mm.

This picture was also published on the website of Sky & Telescope.