A total lunar eclipse occured on 8 October 2014 and I had it all visible from my front door. I did not plan on photographing the event but decided at the last moment that I had to give it a try as it was available from my garden. I used an Orion EON 80mm ED Apochromatic Refractor with a focal length of 500mm on a fixed tripod with a Canon 600D. In hindsight it would have been much better to use my tracker to keep the moon in the centre of the frame and to prevent blurring due to the moon’s movement in the longer exposures during totality. Oh well, live and learn.