Lunar Eclipse, September 2015

After the weather fiasco during Perseids, I was hoping that the weather for the lunar eclipse will be decent in Canarias. Well, it looked just so so. I was tempted to drive up to the caldera, but then it looked like it might be drizzling there, so I stayed home, hoping for some decent weather. Let’s say that driving from Las Canadas at night is not something you want to do every night. The road’s long, curvy and at 4 a.m. the sleep is kicking in.

So front porch become my little observing platform. I have quite a decent view of the Moon, so I just simply assembled the little telescope and camera with tripod at home and I waited.

The weather was moody. The clouds were passing quickly, well, providing at least some windows. What was bit unsettling was soft rain, but as long as it’s soft. I can survive. So peaking through the holes in the clouds, I got my shots. Soon after the Moon entered the totality phase, the clouds became more frequent, so I gave up. The result, taken with Canon 7D & Canon 70-200mm L IS USM @f/2.8, 200mm and ISO 200 is below.

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