By way of background, I am the owner of a Questar Standard which is by now a quarter-of-a-century old and still going strong. I took some shots of the total lunar eclipse of October 27, 2004 from my home in Washington, D.C.. Using a wide-angle eyepiece on the Questar for a magnification of 72 power, I took these shots covering a time period from 10:11 pm to 11:51 pm. That is appropriate given that totality was predicted to begin at 10:23 pm and end at 11:45 pm. The images show the Moon slipping into the shadow cast by the earth ... its passage through the darkness of the umbra ... and, finally, its emergence from the shadow. Even at totality the Moon has some visibility. It appears rusty or copper colored as it reflects sunlight which has been refracted by the earth's atmosphere. When the atmosphere contains particles, such as those generated by volcanic activity (think Mt. St. H's), the coloration on the Moon will reflect that. The details behind these images are described in the "Total Lunar Eclipse" link on my web page http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1recf/ .