Yes I had a night off so spent some time with camera in my garden taking these pictures.
I must have took over 200 pictures and I am now processing them, these are the first of the batch which I thought would be nice to share them with you. For those who are interested I used my Canon eos 300D (great camera for night sky pictures)
I used the Sigma 50-500 lens. Full moon pictures were taken with ISO 100- speed 350 at F 4.4. By totality I use the infra red shutter release, ISO 200 with 12-15 seconds on the shutter speed. Oh yes I did use a big very sturdy tripod.
The evening was warm a slight south westerly breeze, cloud cover was zero (very unusual for UK).
I was provided with a bottle of Barn Owl Beer to make a wonderful evening quite complete.
Full Moon prior to eclipse First Shadow of Earth forming Quarter gone
Half gone Last ray of sunshine on the edge of the Moon
Lunar Eclipse in full note how the stars surrounding the moon appear as if by magic to switch on.
All images copyright of Chris Sperring MBE-as always use as you want, but please quote me as taking the picture that's all I ask. More Astronomy images will follow soon.