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Old 10-06-06, 06:35 PM   #1
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Go outside and see the Moon!

- your chance to see a Harvest Moon tonight!

- a simple pair of binoculars will do!
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Old 10-06-06, 06:54 PM   #2
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- your chance to see a Harvest Moon tonight!

- a simple pair of binoculars will do!
It's behind clouds. Lots of them. I just broke out my telescope, too. I love this thing.

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Old 10-06-06, 06:56 PM   #3
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Nice! Does yours have a digital recording option mirona?

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Last night was incredible as well...
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Old 10-06-06, 07:21 PM   #4
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I went out and took a picture for your viewing pleasure.
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Old 10-06-06, 07:22 PM   #5
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I believe there is an option available for that model, but I don't have it. I am going to make a mount for my camera, though. I've gotten pretty good photos just holding the camera up to the lens.

This moon was so red last year, I had to get a picture. Not bad for trying to hold the camera steady!

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Old 10-06-06, 07:27 PM   #6
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I thought it was the pollution doing that, since the moon was about the same colour as the sun earlier in the day
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Old 10-06-06, 07:36 PM   #7
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http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...emoonlight.htm

Just a little info on the subject
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Old 10-06-06, 09:12 PM   #8
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Yes, I'm bringing out my Russian 26x70 binocs.......perfect for the moon.
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Old 10-06-06, 10:11 PM   #9
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Here are my Moon Images from tonight. I just shot them with my digital through the eyepiece of my telescope in Macro Mode.



Sorry about the low resolution, but it's hard to get high res shots the way I did it! I wish I had some 35mm Technical Pan B&W film, I'd have done a 1 minute exposure at ISO15 and hand developed it. Talk about some detail then!
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Old 10-06-06, 10:20 PM   #10
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Wow. It is so beautiful right now. It looks so close, like I could reach out and touch it. Daddy, I wana be an astronaut when I grow up.
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I definitely need that digital recording option on a high powered telescope.
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Thanks, i watched it rise over Kimbrough Field as the Lake Highlands Wildcats beat my beloved Plano Wildcats, GRRRRRRR

Beautiful moon though.
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For bonus points, who can tell us the scientific reason why the moon appears to be so close to the earth, even though it's the same distance?


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Old 10-06-06, 10:24 PM   #14
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I definitely need that digital recording option on a high powered telescope.
That was shot with a digital camera through the eyepiece of the telescope, like I said before! Surprised me how well it came out. I did have to drop the light level and increase the contrast, bit it came out pretty good for a $59.00 Walmart telescope and a digi jammed up to the eyepiece!
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Because you have nothing else to use as a refernce. It looks farther away on the horizon,,but larger overhead? Either that or pixie dust.
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Old 10-06-06, 10:26 PM   #16
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For bonus points, who can tell us the scientific reason why the moon appears to be so close to the earth, even though it's the same distance?


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Because of the sun angle at this particular time of year and the fact that the sun is shining brightest on the face of any time of the year, causing a greater amount of reflected light. It's the "Harvest Moon", or also referred to as the "Hunters Moon".
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I miss Chusok. I was discussing the festivities with some coworkers this evening and decided that I trip to South Korea should happen to me soon...
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Because of the sun angle at this particular time of year and the fact that the sun is shining brightest on the face of any time of the year, causing a greater amount of reflected light. It's the "Harvest Moon", or also referred to as the "Hunters Moon".
Additional point, the moon follows an elliptical orbit and it is currently at Perigee (The closest point of the elliptical orbit tonight! It IS closer tonight by about 17,000 miles, 222,285 miles vs 250,000 avg. )
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Additional point, the moon follows an elliptical orbit and it is currently at Perigee (The closest point of the elliptical orbit tonight! It IS closer tonight by about 17,000 miles, 222,285 miles vs 250,000 avg. )
so then it's not pixie dust?
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no no pixe dust but that cant hurt
I dont have a pic of the full moon but i do have one of the big dipper, and it matches my roofline
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no no pixe dust but that cant hurt
I dont have a pic of the full moon but i do have one of the big dipper, and it matches my roofline
Oooh Ursa Major. My favorite. Is it Orion's Belt, or a close up? Nevermind...just post it and stop teasing!
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sorry for the wait had to resize pic
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That was really cool.

The moonbow is really bright right now, for those of you on the east coast.
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Old 10-07-06, 06:27 AM   #24
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I dont have a pic of the full moon but i do have one of the big dipper, and it matches my roofline
Norsehabanero, That is an extreme,y cool image! I like!
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