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Snaggy

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Icon 7 posted February 15, 2006 09:20      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Or is it Earth rotating me out of view of the Moon? [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]

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GMx

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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2006 10:36      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's a giant snowball hitting the earth! [Eek!]
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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2006 10:40      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
It's a giant snowball hitting the earth! [Eek!]

You mean giant snowball OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2006 13:06      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Beautiful images, Snaggy.

Very nice indeed [Smile]

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...and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this earth with envious eyes...

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magefile
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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2006 14:10      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oblig: "That's no moon - that's a space station!"

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2006 14:13      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Last night we were driving to Cortland to watch our HS boys basketball team open a can of whoop-ass in our local conference semi-finals just as the moon was rising. Somehow with our angle (coming up a long hill) and the moon just over the horizon directly ahead, it looked huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!!. Also very orange. We actually thought there was a fire before we figured out we were seeing the moon. I've never seen the moon look so large before. Amazing how small it seemed when we go to the top of the hill...

</babble>.

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Matias
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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2006 14:32      Profile for Matias   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That is an amazing image.

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Too Cool To Quit
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quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Last night we were driving to Cortland to watch our HS boys basketball team open a can of whoop-ass in our local conference semi-finals just as the moon was rising. Somehow with our angle (coming up a long hill) and the moon just over the horizon directly ahead, it looked huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!!. Also very orange. We actually thought there was a fire before we figured out we were seeing the moon. I've never seen the moon look so large before. Amazing how small it seemed when we go to the top of the hill...

</babble>.

I've seen this before too.

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Astronomer Jedi
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Icon 1 posted February 17, 2006 04:47      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I live pretty close to the top of a small hill. Often when we drive up the hill we get amazing views of the rising moon, richly golden in colour making its way through the sky above the city. It's beautiful.

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Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

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Daniélín Aine
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2006 09:09      Profile for Daniélín Aine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Where you live is SO pretty... Love the moon image. [Applause]

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Astronomer Jedi
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2006 09:29      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is one of my own images, taken afocally with a Kodak 4MP Still camera through my 130mm Celestron Newtonian Reflector.

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Not all that good, but it's one of the first one's I ever took. I have shakey hands so afocal shots don't look that great and I can't afford a proper scope camera.

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Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

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Bibo
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2006 10:02      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Astronomer Jedi, that's better than my photo taken with a Digital Rebel and a 28-200 zoom lens.

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(unfortunately once cropped, this is the full size image)

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Astronomer Jedi
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2006 20:21      Profile for Astronomer Jedi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Bibo, did you take that using a tripod, or free hand?

Also, at full moon some of the features can get washed out by the brightness. Try a shot when it's in the gibbous phase. The features near the terminator show up really well. Or use a filter to reduce the brightness.

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Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

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Bibo
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2006 21:18      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It was on a tripod, and I used a wireless shutter release, but the Digital Rebel does not have mirror lock up. It was taken the last time the moon was closest to the earth that it had been for years.
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