Brian Woodcock took these photographs in Arizona. There was a total lunar eclipse on Thursday May 15, 2003. As the moon rose, after 7:30 PM, it was already partially eclipsed, hanging low in the sky and magnified near the horizon it looked magnificent to the naked eye. He managed to get these photographs through his telescope.
This photo was taken shortly after totality ended:
This photo was taken just before the moon left the earth’s shadow:
Both photographs were taken with a Nexstar 8i telescope and a 32mm Plossl eyepiece using a Scopetronix T-adaptor with a Nikon Coolpix 4500, single shot camera.
The first photograph was taken at F/2.6 and 1/4 second using ISO 400 film. No filter was used.
The second photograph was taken using a moon filter at F/3.3 and 1/83 second using ISO 100 film. It was converted to grayscale in Adobe Photoshop to remove green hue from the filter.