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Message 1554531 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 7:15:12 UTC
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Eyes to the sky as big moon rises.
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Message 1554648 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 17:38:22 UTC

Cloud cover all night last night :( and although it's clear at the moment... them thar white and grey puffy things are beginning to pile up up there - again... am still hoping though :)

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Message 1554684 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 19:36:36 UTC

Cloudy here as well.
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Message 1554695 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 20:00:06 UTC
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it's 9pm, we have clear skies and a very big moon, I'll try to get a picture.

Edit - OK got one. Nikon P500 camera on a tripod, night setting, max 36X zoom, edited slightly with Adobe PhotoDeluxe to enhance detail. Real shame that my 4 1/2" reflector scope at 220X is at another location.


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Message 1554759 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 22:22:49 UTC - in response to Message 1554695.

it's 9pm, we have clear skies and a very big moon, I'll try to get a picture.

Edit - OK got one. Nikon P500 camera on a tripod, night setting, max 36X zoom, edited slightly with Adobe PhotoDeluxe to enhance detail. Real shame that my 4 1/2" reflector scope at 220X is at another location.




ooooh moooooooooooon

:) Great pic Chris!

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Message 1554773 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 22:58:26 UTC

It's our turn tonight.

There are also a couple of other things going on in the heavens this week. ;-)

http://www.news.com.au/national/its-set-to-be-a-spectacular-night-sky-in-our-skies-for-the-nights-ahead/story-fncynjr2-1227019749818

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Message 1554786 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 23:35:07 UTC - in response to Message 1554773.

It's our turn tonight.

There are also a couple of other things going on in the heavens this week. ;-)

http://www.news.com.au/national/its-set-to-be-a-spectacular-night-sky-in-our-skies-for-the-nights-ahead/story-fncynjr2-1227019749818

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Wow........ thanks Wiggo :)

I DO hope I get to see the night sky from the Southern Hemisphere again... *sigh* total racket going on all night what with bullfrogs and crickets and whatnot but it seemed to have more... I dunno... space in it...

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Message 1554792 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 23:49:53 UTC

You're welcome Annie.

Oh yes, there's definitely more space around here, there also seems to be a lot more stars seen down here. ;-)

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Message 1554820 - Posted: 11 Aug 2014, 1:18:01 UTC

A long time ago, before my neighbors let the ivy and trees grow wild, I was able to see the teapot. How fitting, that it is associated with the WOW event.
Just to much light polution here in Stockton now.
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Message 1554912 - Posted: 11 Aug 2014, 5:18:49 UTC

Loads of cloud, just caught a glimpse, not long enough to get a decent picture
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Message 1554961 - Posted: 11 Aug 2014, 7:12:57 UTC

I had to look the Teapot up to find it is Sagittarius, never heard it called that before!

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Message 1554962 - Posted: 11 Aug 2014, 7:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 1554695.

it's 9pm, we have clear skies and a very big moon, I'll try to get a picture.

Edit - OK got one. Nikon P500 camera on a tripod, night setting, max 36X zoom, edited slightly with Adobe PhotoDeluxe to enhance detail. Real shame that my 4 1/2" reflector scope at 220X is at another location.





Wow, great pic Chris! We didn't get clear skies here last night:(
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Message 1554982 - Posted: 11 Aug 2014, 8:07:09 UTC
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I'm actually quite amazed that I DID get it Julie! Earlier on in the afternoon at my President's garden Party the heavens opened and it threw it down for 1/2 an hour, and we all had to dive in the house to avoid getting drowned. Later the wind got up and blew the 6 legged Gazebo over with all of us sitting under it! Yet at 9pm there was a completely clear sky with this massive moon. I think the winds blew all the clouds away!

There is something strangely hypnotic about full moons especially the Harvest and Super ones, and it affects some people more strongly than others. That is where the words Lunatic (Latin lunaticus) and lunacy come from, and colloquially loony or loonie. In fact England and Wales had the Lunacy Acts 1890 - 1922 and those convicted were sent to Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Under the Mental Treatment Act 1930 the legal term was changed to "Person of Unsound Mind" and the asylum was renamed Broadmoor Hospital, and is now a high-security psychiatric unit. To reflect changing attitudes to mental illness the USA have also removed the word Lunatic from all Federal laws since 2012.

In case anyone wonders the "Moonies" have no connection with earths only satellite, and it refers to members of the Unification Church and its founder Sun Myung Moon. In the early 90's the USA branch had a big PR campaign against the use of the word and most media now comply.

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Message 1555395 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 1:36:26 UTC

Missed the supermoon last night..but managed to get a glimpse tonight, while I was waiting the ISS passed over...

The wind was blowing like crazy, hence the shakey video, even with a tripod.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wHJE3CaqY8&list=UUc1KRqc4vHeUNyuAnTx0Rag
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Message 1555417 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 2:50:42 UTC

I have the camera, the lens and the tripod but in the valley of the sun I am into my second night of clouds. With rain coming in the next two days I might not be able to get a good picture.
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Message 1555422 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 3:14:36 UTC

Moon rise here, now!
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Message 1555478 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 5:14:44 UTC - in response to Message 1555395.

Missed the supermoon last night..but managed to get a glimpse tonight, while I was waiting the ISS passed over...

The wind was blowing like crazy, hence the shakey video, even with a tripod.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wHJE3CaqY8&list=UUc1KRqc4vHeUNyuAnTx0Rag

Great video imperious leader.
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Message 1555524 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 6:53:06 UTC

I haven't yet seen the ISS I really must try to get a pic of that.

Nice Vid Mr Gnu :-)

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Message 1555526 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 7:03:55 UTC - in response to Message 1555524.

I haven't yet seen the ISS I really must try to get a pic of that.

Nice Vid Mr Gnu :-)


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