Total Lunar Eclipse of 2015-09-27

Photographer
Rod Pommier
Email
pommierr@ohsu.edu
Location of photo
Portland, Oregon, USA
Date/Time of photo
2015-09-27, 3:00 hours GMT
Equipment
Celestron Super C8 Plus/Byers Mount, Celestron f/6.3 focal reducer-corrector, Canon EOS 20D camera.. Stack of four 2-second exposures at ISO 800.
Description
In Portland, Oregon, the moon rose just before the start of totality and didn't climb very many degrees above the horizon before totality ended. So, I had to shoot through a great deal of atmosphere, under windy conditions, with a fairly bright twilight sky. To make matters still more difficult, it was a very dark (L=2) eclipse. This is a stack of four-2-second exposures, which I processed to somewhat equalize the extensive dynamic range of the eclipse and show detail and color in both the bright and dark parts of the moon within the umbra.