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Lunar Eclipse
« on: February 19, 2008, 01:39:48 AM »
Just to remind everybody that its the lunar eclipse this week, approx 0030hrs - 0600hrs GMT 21 Feb. However bear in mind those are first thing in the morning times so its really kind of Wednesday night, starting just after midnight.

Anyone gonna be shooting it?Its my first one with a big lens so I'm hoping for some half decent results.

Only problem is, it looks like the weather's changing from clear to cloudy some time between Wed and Thur ie bang when its all happening so it'll be touch and go.



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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 12:06:16 PM »
nobody buy a lens or scope for this, otherwise it will be jinxed, evrytime I make an effort since the first time I watched the Leonids it rains :(

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 12:38:48 PM »
Fog has not lifted here yet. It has been pea soup since 10pm last night.

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 09:03:13 PM »
glorious day here in the forest of dean  :D

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 09:13:32 PM »
Thanks for the Info Andy.

I can just about see my hand in front of me.  Bloomin Fog.  >:(
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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 07:32:46 AM »
Andy thanks for the info but it will be a bit late for me to be up because of where I live and we have cloudy nights at the moment. The attached drawing is from the NASA site and 4am is not in my schedule ;)

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 07:00:45 PM »
Hmmm, weather's lookin a bit touch and go here, sort of clear atm but expected to cloud over later. Will just have to wait and see...

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008, 02:23:29 PM »
did someone see the event, I was crashed out and never woke up till gone 10am

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2008, 04:18:37 PM »
Nope. Total cloud cover all night. A*se  >:(

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2008, 05:55:36 PM »
ok hands up, who bought a new piece of kit

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 07:07:44 PM »
Too cloudy here as well as too early in the morning  :( so I didn't make it. There are some great posts of it though on some of the other boards that I frequent. In the US they had it about 11pm a much more reasonable time ;)

The attached is the best I could manage on Christmas morning as the moon was going down and the sun rising.

 

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