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Old 07-09-2006, 18:30   #1
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Partial Lunar eclipse this evening between 8pm and 10pm

Got to be worth getting a lens or 2 out for?
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Old 07-09-2006, 18:58   #2
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I tried moon shots last night for the begining cycle of this event, it was a Fire in the Sky last night sadly my camera isnt powerful enuff to get good shots sadly of a detailed moon. I wish I had a far bigger lens or even a telescope to get very close.

Hope some of you use your better cameras to get close and show us how its really done
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I just tried some shots of the moon with a bite out of it sadly its in such a strange place in the sky I cannot get even close to a good shot, so had to stick the camera ouyt the window to shoot, will look at the pics later, but sure all are pants

heres one of it last night anyway, the best my camera allows me to get the moon at the moment, I gues its small in the sky?

I want a proper DSLR

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Old 07-09-2006, 19:53   #4
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When they said partial they weren't kiddin'!!!

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Yours looks very nice very grey, unlike mine which is very orange and yellow as the sun was still illuminating it I guess

We got see see a lot more of the shadow as you can see in this picture, it turned out better than I expected as it was on auto focus and it did a nice job.


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Old 07-09-2006, 20:08   #6
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Oh yeah, that's great. Like the redness.
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Old 07-09-2006, 20:10   #7
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I just looked out with my binoculars and the moon doesn't look eclipsed at all. I suppose I've missed it.
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Old 07-09-2006, 20:12   #8
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Says its 8-10pm
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Happened around 8.10 till about 8.35ish around here couldnt see the best part of the shadow as it was behind houses sadly.
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Not much of an eclipse from Cambridge!

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Not much of an eclipse here in Southport either!

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Mine's *so* much better than that Andy....can't believe you even bothered to post it ;-)
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Ah so that's what happened, I noticed earlier that a side of the moon was shaded slightly however there were no clouds around it which confused me a bit!
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Very noticeable bite out of the moon around 8.15ish here in Northants - hadn't heard about it previously but assumed it was an eclipse as clouds tend to move eventually!
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I took this at 9.22 and there wasn't much darkening but you can see just a touch of it at the top right:

Slight partial eclipse of the moon - 7th September 2006

Nikon D50 and Nikkor 300mm f/4 prime. That's handheld and the moon was at such an angle that the only clear view was leaning right out of my upstairs window! Looking through binoculars it didn't look like it was any different to normal.

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In Suffolk it's so partial I didn't notice!

It's very big and bright tonight though - good for werewolves.

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Cocking up the aperture





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Its so very bright and white tonight (well now it is) you can see vapour trails all over the sky. Fantastic.
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Its so very bright and white tonight (well now it is) you can see vapour trails all over the sky. Fantastic.
Yep far too bright to get any detail..


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