I can't remember the last time I looked at the moon with anything but the naked eye. If casually looking up at that big bright disc in wonder is a romantic experience, then taking a look with aid of a telescope or telephoto lens is more aptly described as "breathtaking."
Wednesday evening was our last total lunar eclipse until sometime in 2010. I was charged with our visual coverage of the event. I setup shop on top of our office building downtown with a 600mm lens and a 2x teleconverter (which doubles the power of the lens) all mounted on a tripod. The forecast was calling for subzero overnight lows, so I ran the camera off AC power. Because of the mass amount of snow and moisture on the roof, I opted not to chance my safety with an extension cord. I got my juice from a Black & Decker portable power supply.
And here is how we presented the photos in the next day's paper:
A time lapse sequence created from my still photographs will be posted soon!