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01gt4.6 12-21-2010 08:26 AM

Lunar Eclipse
Well I was playing around with my point and shoot. I used a new lens and the pics didn't turn out so great. I also have a ton of video that I'll try to upload tomorrow.

01gt4.6 12-21-2010 08:26 AM

vabeachgirlNYC 12-21-2010 08:46 AM

Amazing! I just got in too. Need to figure out how to post mine!

cjohnson728 12-21-2010 01:50 PM

Great pics, Mike, thanks! It was very cloudy here and even though I was up till 2:30 trying to see something, it was not successful.

mecompco 12-21-2010 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by cjohnson728 (Post 29127)
Great pics, Mike, thanks! It was very cloudy here and even though I was up till 2:30 trying to see something, it was not successful.

Yes, same here--cloudy and started snowing. I really wanted to see it, too. Oh, well, will catch it next time.


noelminneci 12-21-2010 05:22 PM

Amazing pictures, thank you! We woke up to a foot of new snow here, it was cloudy last night. Isn't this a beautiful little world?! ...Noel

LisaAnnie 12-21-2010 07:10 PM

Awesome! I missed it, it was cloudy at 10 pm when I looked so I went to bed... then I heard this morning that it cleared up in time to catch it. Drat! but I did get a good nights sleep.

Yes, Noel, totally amazing beautiful world.

01gt4.6 12-21-2010 11:59 PM

thanks everyone. I've been busy at the office so I haven't had a chance to put together a video yet.

canary52 12-22-2010 12:17 AM

Thanks so much for the pix! It looks so beautiful. I, sadly, slept through it. Of all the night NOT to have insomnia!!!

01gt4.6 12-22-2010 01:00 AM

you are all welcome. I think the thing that bothers me the most is that the pics didn't turn out like I thought they would. Like I said I just have a point and shoot (Canon S3), and I'm not a photographer but all my moon pics from the past showed way more detail.

Last night I even grabbed a (cheap eBay) telephoto lens that I had stashed in my drawer. In the past, without the lens I would capture the craters, but last night... nothing. The pics from look flat and full of noise. I think part of the problem was that the humidity was high and I think the lens was getting foggy and washed out the detail. :mad: I should have got that no fog crab that you put on bathroom mirrors, but I wasn't prepared. :rolleyes:

I guess I should be happy that I was able to witness it, but like I said before... I am my worst critic.

Here are a couple pics from a few years back... with no telephoto lens.

BTW the pics from last night are thumbnails. If you click them, they'll get bigger but they are still lacking detail.

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