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The Rusty Moon

Started by fct-150, 04/15/2014 12:31AM
Posted 04/15/2014 12:31AM Opening Post
Anyone else get to watch the lunar eclipse tonight (now morning)? Clouds were increasing all night here in the Spokane, WA vicinity, but Jill and I were able to see it reach total darkness before it became solid overcast.
I was going to sit outside all night and watch, now too cloudy. Oh well; it was a good show while it lasted.

Just a few thoughts:

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Posted 04/15/2014 12:47AM #1
Hi Andy,
Yes both from Huntington Beach Ca and the remote observatory in the southern Sierra Nevadas Regards,
Posted 04/15/2014 01:58PM #2
Clear, cold (below freezing) and no wind in central Kansas allowed great viewing all night. Limiting naked-eye visual magnitude was 3 during totality here in town. Seeing was poor, about 4 or 5 on the 10-point Harvard Observatory scale so I left Mars & Saturn for another night. With the unaided eye & telescopic views the Moon appeared pale orange just like Mars. Scopes used were a 10" @ 35X and a 5" @ 16X plus a 10X60mm finder. Took a moment to also view M-13 during totality and it showed well @ 80X despite the poor Seeing.
Posted 04/16/2014 09:55PM | Edited 04/16/2014 09:56PM #3
I was able to watch most of it, but clouds were a problem here also. I just posted six photos in the Digital SLR Astrophotography section.