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roadfix 12-10-2011 11:58 AM

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.

pacanis 12-10-2011 12:15 PM

My invite to your rooftop planetarium must have gotten lost in my email :wink:

Are you going to be taking pictures through your telescope when you get everything set up?

taxlady 12-10-2011 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by roadfix (Post 1082083)
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.

PrincessFiona60 12-10-2011 12:21 PM

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.

roadfix 12-10-2011 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by pacanis (Post 1082089)
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.

Hammster 12-10-2011 09:06 PM

A couple of pics from today's eclipse. We had a great view as we drove to the beach to watch the eclipse.

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...icture4342.jpg

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...icture4341.jpg

PrincessFiona60 12-10-2011 09:21 PM

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

roadfix 12-11-2011 11:42 AM

Nice shots! We had some low level marine cloud cover just before totality so our view wasn't as clear as your's.

Hammster 12-11-2011 08:20 PM

Thanks guys. We were really lucky with clear weather. It was darn cold though. Right around freezing at the beach. Brrr.

Kathleen 12-11-2011 09:01 PM

Just beautiful, Hammster. Thank you!


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