The following are some pictures from the total lunar eclipse on 27 October 2004. They were shot using a Nikon 950 digital camera, hand held behind the eyepiece of my Meade LX-200. Since the weather looked like it was going to be cloudy, I didn't bother to plan for this eclipse, and made a last minute decision to observe it. Unfortunately, that meant that by the time I got the telescope set up, the eclipse was almost over. Worse, I didn't have time to properly focus the telescope,or even hook up power for tracking, let alone cleaning dirt off the eyepieces. But at least I got a nice visual view.
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