Total Lunar Eclipse of September 27, 2015

Rod Pommier
Location of photo
Portland, Oregon, USA
Date/Time of photo
2015-09-27, 3:00 hours GMT
Celestron Super C8 Plus/Byers Mount, Celestron f/6.3 focal reducer-corrector, Canon EOS 20D camera.. Stack of eight 2-second exposures at ISO 800.
In Portland, Oregon, the moon rose just before onset of totality and climbed only a few degrees above the horizon before totality ended. Therefore, I had to shoot through a great deal of atmosphere, under a fairly bright twilight sky. To make matters photographically more difficult, it was a very dark (L=2) eclipse and conditions were windy. Long exposures were blurred by wind shaking the telescopeFor this image, I stacked eight 2-second exposures, which gave me a much better signal to noise ratio than the stack of only four 2-second exposures I posted earlier.