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Total Lunar Eclipse on Feb. 20th

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Lord Vader, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. Sharkie_Fan

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    Thanks James - that's very cool!

    I could see the moon with just the slightest hint of red, but there was just too much fog to do anything with it. I'm glad some of you got to enjoy it!
     
  2. Richard King

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    We had clouds drifting through the whole "display" throughout the event. I was still able to get a few good shots...
     

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  3. Richard King

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    Here's a cropped version.
     

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  4. Greg Alsobrook

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    nice pics richard! thanks!!
     
  5. Pink Fairy

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    Awesome! Thank you! It was too cloudy here.
     
  6. James Long

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    Very nice Richard ... I really have to figure out how to turn off the "stuff" on my camera. I did manage to get the camera to do a two second exposure on a timer. :)
     
  7. Richard King

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    Thanks guys, and girl. :D Most of mine were shot with about .25 to 1 second exposure. I used a wired remote shutter release and, of course, a tripod. The remote shutter release really makes the shots possible.
     
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    Here is one of mine
     
  9. tcusta00

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    It actually cleared up last night and I was able to take a couple of shots. I think I got one decent one - it was about a 10 second shutter and the temperature was about the same so I could only stand to take a couple!
     
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    By the way, last night's ecplise reminded me of a shortcoming in my photography kit - a decent tripod! My tripod just ain't cuttin' it.

    Any of you photography buffs have a recommendation of a nice sub-$100 tripod? I've read that the trigger/pistol grip is the way to go but aside from that I haven't done too much research.
     
  11. Doug Brott

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    As it turns out, I was able to see quite a bit of the eclipse last night .. it was very cool (and dark)
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    Totally missed it here, torrential downpour. Yes, in California. It does happen.
     
  13. Richard King

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    My tripod is made by ESA. It has a hook under the camera mount for adding a weight, but I don't have any weights to add so it suffers a bit in the wind.
     
  14. Doug Brott

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    Richard, great photos .. Every time I looked up at the moon while it was getting covered (and then uncovered) I kept thinking .. I wonder what the cavemen thought about this many years ago. It was probably rather spooky having a perfectly moonlit night go completely dark.
     
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