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Lunar Eclipse Photographs [Image 7]

This page contains lunar eclipse photographs produced by members of the University Lowbrow Astronomers.

The Lunar Eclipse of October 27-28, 2004
by Doug Scobel, Doug Nelle, Brian Ottum and Bernard Friberg

The following photographs were taken during the lunar eclipse of October 27-28, 2004. This was a total lunar eclipse. If you lived in North or South America (except for the western North America or western Mexico) you could see the entire eclipse. Part or all of the eclipse was visible in other locations as well.

Photos by Doug Scobel

We were blessed with better sky conditions than anticipated for the eclipse and we had a great view from my back yard here in Saline. I used my Nikon Coolpix 800, hand-held to a 28mm Pretoria eyepiece in my 13” f/4.5 dob. In all images north is at the top.

The Lunar Eclipse of October 27-28, 2004 #1

This photo was taken shortly after the start of totality, at 22:30 EDT.

The Lunar Eclipse of October 27-28, 2004 #2

This photo was taken was taken at mid-eclipse, at 23:04 EDT.

The Lunar Eclipse of October 27-28, 2004 #3

This photo was taken shortly before the end of totality, at 23:35 EDT.

Photos by Doug Nelle

The Lunar Eclipse of October 27-28, 2004 #4

This is the best shot I got just after totality started in between a few cub scouts observing it up at our elementary school.

Photos by Brian Ottum

The Lunar Eclipse of October 27-28, 2004 #5

Like Doug Scobel, I stayed up to photograph the entire eclipse. This mosaic was taken with a Canon 10D DSLR with a mediocre Sigma 80-300mm zoom (set at 300mm). This forced me to learn some new stuff in Photoshop.

Photos by Bernard Friberg

Lunar Eclipse Photographs from Bernard Friberg.

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