Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Total Eclipse of the Moon

We actually had a cloudless night here in Portland for the lunar eclipse. I got my telescope out and tried a little astrophotography (holding my camera by hand to the telescope eyepiece).

Here's the eclipsed moon at totality:

Coming out of the eclipse:

Not the greatest pictures, but not too bad considering I had to hold the camera by hand.

I'd like to get one of these to make it easier to take pictures...

We also got to look at Saturn, which was really cool, considering I had never seen it through my telescope before.