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Old 12-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Lunar eclipse anyone?

Anyone in the western US catch the lunar eclipse early this morning? I got up at 5am and took in the views til full eclipse with my binoculars. It was quite a sight. I've seen about half a dozen of these over the years and you just never tire of them. My wife called me a geek.

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Old 12-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #2
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My invite to your rooftop planetarium must have gotten lost in my email

Are you going to be taking pictures through your telescope when you get everything set up?
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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Anyone in the western US catch the lunar eclipse early this morning? I got up at 5am and took in the views til full eclipse with my binoculars. It was quite a sight. I've seen about half a dozen of these over the years and you just never tire of them. My wife called me a geek.
I'm on the right hand side of the continent, so we didn't get. You are a geek. So am I. I love watching those too.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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Geek, here is was fantastic. Love eclipses. I live in a section of town with no street lights, so I just have to wander outside to enjoy the view.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:44 PM   #5
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Are you going to be taking pictures through your telescope when you get everything set up?
No, I'll be observing only from our light polluted skies. No more astro-photography....I did that for a while a few years back, driving a couple of hours getting to a cold, dark site and spending the entire evening there. I don't have the time and equipment to do that any more....besides, I don't miss it at all.
Now with the grand kids and all, I'd like a permanent setup in my back yard so I can show them the skies any time.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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A couple of pics from today's eclipse. We had a great view as we drove to the beach to watch the eclipse.



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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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Nice shots! We had some low level marine cloud cover just before totality so our view wasn't as clear as your's.
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Thanks guys. We were really lucky with clear weather. It was darn cold though. Right around freezing at the beach. Brrr.
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Just beautiful, Hammster. Thank you!
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