09-16-2016, 06:27 PM
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Get out and have a look.

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Take a better picture than I did too!

Going to be a lunar eclipse also tonight.

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 09-16-2016, 06:41 PM
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  • kav
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Chilled Cremont check
Strawberries   check
Andy Williams CD of Moon River, Sinatra Fly Me To The moon  check
Penhaligons Endymion check
girlfreind meeting me at lake @ 8 check

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 09-16-2016, 06:46 PM
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  • gp569900
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I'm visiting my daughter at college and just spent over two hours with a giddy astronomy professor and his toys (telescope, planetarium, etc.) It was awesome.

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 09-16-2016, 06:55 PM
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  • eengler
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Sitting around a campfire watching it rise! Very nice.

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 09-16-2016, 07:16 PM
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It's HUUUGE


~Royce

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 09-16-2016, 07:19 PM
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 09-17-2016, 12:11 PM
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We were playing football (soccer), this past Thursday night, and the moon was spectacular! Biggrin

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 09-17-2016, 12:57 PM
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The most spectacular was back in the early 80s. I was one term at UC Santa Cruz waiting for the  Bizerkly Anthropology Department to open up. I met this scottish redhead who overstayed her visitor's visa and dated for awhile. There was a mythical treehouse in the redwood grove above Merrill College  she lived in ( or is it up)? We spent the night drinking scotch and playing Pink Floyd DARK SIDE OF THE MOON on a cassette deck. The biggest and closest moon I ever saw came up that no space art genre could capture. Then I looked over a saw my first Banana Slug
with a lady Banana Slug moving faster than I was.
Last night was more special, and I didn't have to climb down a tree in the morning half drunk and go take a test- which I aced.

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 09-18-2016, 08:37 AM
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It was also a very close to the earth full moon, that made it a hair larger than average. But the lunar eclipse was for the eastern hemisphere, not for us.

Bakerb' it's basically a rock in full sunlight so unless it's an auto camera it needs to be set for that. Auto cameras will overexpose with a black background. They want to make the background grey and that burns out the highlights , which in this case is the moon. Or if auto exposure but selective metering, take a spot reading of just the moon and it should be fine and the background will be nice and black, maybe with a few stars/planets seen.

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 09-18-2016, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for the info about the moon and the photo tips Brian.

Biggrin

I took that with a cellphone camera is all. 

Only other option I have is a little point and shoot Kodak from 2007. I don't think it does what you are talking about. 

I was wondering about the eclipse. The last time I watched for one I remember it taking hours and being a bit underwhelming. This past full moon, AccuWeather website had some click bait article about the Harvest Moon being an eclipse. It read like it was written by a robot or a manikin. No details or elaboration and I forgot about it without reading a more detailed description until I was out with my dogs that night and the yard was lit up like dusk. 

I will have to double check anything I read from a website headline before repeating it. 
Blush

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