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Old 02-20-2008, 11:32 PM   #31
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Jerry, would the beercan and a tripod actually make my picture taking of this moon worth while?
I actually arrived home to find my brother doing that exact thing. I'll post those.

Based on the pics you took, I am seeing the camera picked shutter speeds of 1/250th of a second... easily hand holdable with MUCH more room to go before you even need a tripod. Especially with the stabilization.
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Jerry, would the beercan and a tripod actually make my picture taking of this moon worth while?
I actually arrived home to find my brother doing that exact thing. I'll post those.

Based on the pics you took, I am seeing the camera picked shutter speeds of 1/250th of a second... easily hand holdable with MUCH more room to go before you even need a tripod. Especially with the stabilization.
Possibly, I was inside behind two layers of glass so, I'm sure that didnt help. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures your brother took.
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just checked her out, looks nice!!
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well that was purdy, wasn't sure if it as an eclipse tonight as i was only taking the trash at work out when i noticed, but was pretty durn cool
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It'* going on right now, only 7:30pm in California, but it'* overcast tonight. Grrrrrrr.
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Pretty cool to have a full moon and eclipse at the same time. Anyone else able to see it tonight?
Actually, every lunar eclipse happens during a full moon. The "Sun=>Earth=>Moon" lineup required to make the Earth'* shadow fall on the Moon ensures that lunar eclipses only occur during full moon.

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Here are my best pics of the Lunar Eclipse at Totality and shortly after.
The pics are very dark and fuzzy, best I could do...

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Some very good pics. I liked Haro'* the most.

Ya, I watched it. No camera.
The red glow was very erie.

You know that redish shadow is the earth'* shadow.
Red sky in the morning, red sky at night, red moon just aint right.
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I went with a few friends out of town to watch it. Hot Chocolate and Baileys, went well.
Very cool thing to watch. Makes us feel all really small in comparisson.
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My honey and I did actually watch it together. Of course we about 300 miles apart, but we watched it.
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