Totol Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

27 October 2004

This page created 27 October 2004

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.

Click on a picture to see the full-sized version. Once you've brought up the first full picture, you can either press the back button to get back to the thumbnails page, or you can use the left/right arrows at the top of the page to sequentially view the rest of the pictures in full screen format. The up arrow will return you to this page.

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