Wednesday, February 20, 2008
In the Shadow of the Earth
While my hand-held eyepiece digital camera shot leaves much to be desired, visual conditions for tonight's total lunar eclipse were just perfect (aside from the cold). I set up my little Orion Starblast telescope on the front porch and got some really wonderful views of the partial and total stages of the eclipse. The burnt-orange colors were great. I got some nice views of nearby Saturn too. This makes up for a lot of cloudy nights in recent weeks.