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Old March 2nd, 2007, 08:55 PM
Nikolai Sklobovsky Nikolai Sklobovsky is offline
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Default Total Lunar Eclipse This Weekend

Worldwide calendar is here.
LA shooters: get your Ls ready by 6 pm.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 08:16 AM
Jörgen Nyberg Jörgen Nyberg is offline
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And for all europeans, totallity starts at 23:44 CET.

I'll get my L out, if the clouds goes away.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 08:16 AM
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Worldwide calendar is here.
LA shooters: get your Ls ready by 6 pm.
Thanks, would have missed this without the reminder!

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Old March 3rd, 2007, 09:20 AM
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sadly, here on the east coast the clouds might get in our way...and we only get half the eclipse in the first place
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 09:41 AM
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And here in Northern Calif, it's only 3 degrees above the horizon and only 1/2 hour after moonrise, so it will be difficult to see at sea level.

I hope you guys get lots of great shots, I look forward to seeing yours.

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Old March 3rd, 2007, 10:29 AM
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But I have to catch an early flight in the morning, so I'm not sure how much of this i will see. Skies are clear, though.

Total Eclipse of the Moon

JERUSALEM
o ' o '
E037 00, N32 00

Zone: 2h East of Greenwich

Moon's
Azimuth Altitude
h m o o
Moonrise 2007 Mar 03 17:09 79.6 ----
Moon enters penumbra 2007 Mar 03 22:16.4 137.1 58.5
Moon enters umbra 2007 Mar 03 23:30.0 173.2 64.9
Moon enters totality 2007 Mar 04 00:43.8 212.6 61.0
Middle of eclipse 2007 Mar 04 01:20.9 227.0 55.9
Moon leaves totality 2007 Mar 04 01:58.0 237.9 49.6
Moon leaves umbra 2007 Mar 04 03:11.7 253.1 35.4
Moon leaves penumbra 2007 Mar 04 04:25.4 264.0 20.3
Moonset 2007 Mar 04 06:06 276.8 ----


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Old March 3rd, 2007, 03:38 PM
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Default NASA Diagram

Page: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclips...tml#2007Mar03T
Source: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclips...Mar03-Fig1.GIF




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Old March 3rd, 2007, 04:59 PM
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Not a great shot, but at ISO3200, f8 @ 1/6sec usng an EF300 with 2x TC and mirror lockup, its the best I can get!

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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:34 AM
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Camera Canon EOS 20D Exposure Time 1s Aperture f/4.0 ISO 3200
Focal Length 200*1.6*1.4 = 448 mm

It was the 1.st time I was shooting the Moon.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 12:40 PM
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Well, I set off with the best of intentions, all set to take a series of shots as the shadow crept across the moon. Alas, my equipment failed me! I just couldn't get the camera to stick to the tripod. Subsequent investigation showed that a small screw on the quick release plate had come loose, and the protruding head was preventing the camera from engaging fully. Pleased i solved it, but no comfort at the time.

So I was reduced to hand-held. OK when the moon was bright and full, but as things got darker I got nothing worth the effort. Oh b*****!!

Here's my pathetic attempt at documenting the eclipse.



Canon 350D, 70-300 IS at 300, f5.6, ISO 200.
Left 1/4000sec, right 1/80 sec.

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