Sunday, March 04, 2007

Here are the best of my photos from last night's total eclipse of the moon....

The initial phase seemed to go quite quickly but as totality approached it seemed to take ages to be complete.

I now switched my attention to exposing for the shaded part of the moon rather than the bright area.

The star visible to the right of the moon is I believe 56 Leo, will have to get confirmation of that though.


Saturday, March 03, 2007

Amazingly it stayed clear all evening, so I rolled out the skywatcher and hooked up the camera to get some photos as the lunar eclipse took place.

I still haven't fully recovered from the flu so am feeling pretty well pegged out right now, will hopefully post some photos tomorrow assuming they turn out ok, I haven't uploaded them to the PC yet.

Anyway, this is the first time that I remember us having a clear night for a Lunar Eclipse ever, a brilliant sight especially earlier on when it was apparent that a bite had been taken from the moon's disk.

I wish I had the energy to stay up to watch the moon reappear.

Well, everyone is getting ready for the eclipse of the moon tonight, currently I have clear skies and have just been out with the Opticron. Nice view of Saturn quite high in the sky now, Sirius is very bright to the south and Orion was high in the sky quite early.

A quick look around the side of the house and Venus was beaming back at me quite high and very bright indeed.

Fingers crossed for the clouds to stay away for later!