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#16    Raptor

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:05 AM

The sky's extremely clear tonight here in London, so I got a good chance to see it. It was definetely one of the best I've seen. yes.gif


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:37 AM

I see no redness in the moon. What a disappointment. *Sighs* Oh well. disgust.gif And I kinda just saw the moon itself. No eclipse.


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:41 AM

Could not see jack from here the moon was tiny, gutted.


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:44 AM

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Could not see jack from here the moon was tiny, gutted.


The full moon is always around the same size. When it is near the horizon an optical illusion makes it seem larger.

If you did not allow your eyes to get fully dark adapted then it may have been difficult to see the redness.

If you were looking at the moon before or after totality then the moon may have looked like a crescent or half moon rather than a full moon. the missing "segment was the part that was in the Earth's shadow.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:09 AM

I realized later today that WEST of the MISSISSIPPI River here in the US, would not see this event (I am in Oregon)  
And I figured it was going to be cloudy all night anyway as it was for the past two days..but I was totally wrong!

We did not get to see the lunar eclipse, but we did get to see the FULL Moon tonight

With my DV camcorder I took several pics of the lovely FULL moon ...
here is one example of the 30 shots I took tonight...(working on practicing more with my cam..)

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Hopefully next ones will be better.. I know I should have focused better on this image.. but I am working on it! original.gif

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:36 PM

I was pretty cloudy here in the N E USA, but I decided to go out with just my binoculars and give it a try. It was actually kind of cool, the clouds were broken so they passed over the moon as the eclipse took place. It gave the whole event a very eerie look. I still wish it had been clear but, c'est la vie! I'm just happy that I got to see it.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:55 PM

Yes, unfortunately, the Mid-Atlantic had thin clouds most of the night.
It was enough to see the eclipse, but it was unfortunately covered by a hazy thin cloud layer that masked any real detail.  It was, however clear that an eclipse was taking place.




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Posted 04 March 2007 - 09:22 PM

Nice image Cinders.

I tried taking some images of moon from just after totality until the umbral part of the eclipse was finished. Unfortunately there was some thin hazy cloud towards the end. I have had limited success in lunar photography recently so I am not 100% confident that they will be any good. If they are OK I will post them here.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:12 AM

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Nice image Cinders.

I tried taking some images of moon from just after totality until the umbral part of the eclipse was finished. Unfortunately there was some thin hazy cloud towards the end. I have had limited success in lunar photography recently so I am not 100% confident that they will be any good. If they are OK I will post them here.


Thank you for the kind compliment Waspie Dwarf.  (I really need to practice more with this thing lol)

Oh I would still love to see what you have.. please pm or email me if you don't wish to post in here. I would love to see these. A sweet friend from the UK and ON this forum, emailed me a few FABULOUS pics he took.. he is in the UK.. I'll try to see if he will post them here or give me permission to.

Because I am on the WEST USA coast, I totally missed this spectacular event. But in the same, I am greatful our overcast clouds here cleared away last night that I was able to see the Full Moon my way.. original.gif


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:38 AM

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Oh I would still love to see what you have.


It might be a while. I am using that old fashioned technology... film, so it might be a while before I finish the roll off and get them developed. I used the same set up as when I took this photo in June 2005, so fingers crossed.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 01:00 AM

Im in ireland.Had a great view of it.Spent hours just staring at it.My eyes  wacko.gif .

Who put that there?

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:14 AM

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It might be a while. I am using that old fashioned technology... film, so it might be a while before I finish the roll off and get them developed. I used the same set up as when I took this photo in June 2005, so fingers crossed.

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I have a dear friend in Holland that is like that too.. and he is an excellent photographer.. it is well worth the wait Waspie Dwarf.. I would love to see. original.gif  *keeping fingers crossed*

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 08:09 PM

Hello,

I took photos through my telescope of the Eclipse which turned out ok, but i had problems with my camera and light levels, to be honest i was a bit disapointed with the photos i got, i must have took about 140 pictures and only a hand full were just about good enough to view,


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 09:50 PM

Pretty picture, Waspie. <3

Awsome animation, Stevewinn. happy.gif


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Posted 06 March 2007 - 03:05 AM

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Hello,

I took photos through my telescope of the Eclipse which turned out ok, but i had problems with my camera and light levels, to be honest i was a bit disapointed with the photos i got, i must have took about 140 pictures and only a hand full were just about good enough to view,
Steve

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6921/lunareclipsetd3.gif


This is sooo awesome Steve! Incredible!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us here.  thumbsup.gif  



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