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Offline petevasey

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Total eclipses
« on: 10:50:15, 31 January, 2018 »
Hi, folks,

As we know there is a total Lunar eclipse today, not visible from the UK.  I've had a play with Skymap, and show below the location of the Moon in Earth's shadow for this eclipse as viewed from Brisbane, and the next  total eclipse fully visible from the UK in a year's time.  Interesting that M44 is close enough on both occasions for a worthwhile photo opportunity, weather permitting.

But we in the UK anyway need to be particularly lucky on 21st January 2019, because while there are plenty of other eclipses before and after that event, some total, some partial, several penumbral, one or two showing totality very low in the sky in the UK, the next entirely visible one after 2019 will not be until 20th December 2029. Well, I'll be 86 by then if I live that long. Better make the most of 2019 and hope for clear skies!

Cheers,

Peter
Telescopes: GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50
Binoculars: Canon 15x50 IS
Camera lenses: Canon 400L f5.6, Canon 70-200L f4 zoom, various old M42 thread
Cameras: QSI 683wsg, SX AO, LodestarX2, Artemis285, Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (mono), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.
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Re: Total eclipses
« Reply #1 on: 19:19:23, 01 February, 2018 »
As you say Peter, no lunar eclipse for us so here is my super Moon from last night.

Ian
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Re: Total eclipses
« Reply #2 on: 10:36:38, 02 February, 2018 »
Lovely contrasty and detailed photo, Ian.  What camera, telescope and exposures etc.?

Cheers,

Peter.
Telescopes: GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50
Binoculars: Canon 15x50 IS
Camera lenses: Canon 400L f5.6, Canon 70-200L f4 zoom, various old M42 thread
Cameras: QSI 683wsg, SX AO, LodestarX2, Artemis285, Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (mono), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.
Mounts:  Gemini G41 with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro, EQ3-2 with Autostar. Star Adventurer
Observatory: 8' Astronomydome

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Re: Total eclipses
« Reply #3 on: 13:01:32, 02 February, 2018 »
8" LX200 and Canon 750D at 1/500 sec exposure
Scopes: LX200 8" TS65 Quad TS71 LX90 10"  Orion 127 Mak SkyWatcher 80ED
Solar: Double stacked Lunt 60
Cameras: QHY8 QHY9 QHY5 Atik 16ic Modded 650D
Mounts:  AZEQ5 EQ3
Observatory: Pulsar 7ft

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Re: Total eclipses
« Reply #4 on: 20:29:13, 02 February, 2018 »
Lots of colour hiding in there - I took the liberty!  Needed very slight realignment of the colour planes to eliminate atmospheric colour shifts.

Cheers,

Peter.
Telescopes: GSO RC10 Truss, Meade S5000 127, TMB 105, TS65 Quad, Solarscope SV50
Binoculars: Canon 15x50 IS
Camera lenses: Canon 400L f5.6, Canon 70-200L f4 zoom, various old M42 thread
Cameras: QSI 683wsg, SX AO, LodestarX2, Artemis285, Canon 350D (modded), Canon 700D, GPCAM2 (colour), GPCAM2 (mono), LE Vesta Pro, Toucam.
Mounts:  Gemini G41 with Pulsar controller. EQ6 Pro, EQ3-2 with Autostar. Star Adventurer
Observatory: 8' Astronomydome

 

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