Less than 2 weeks away now and I'm getting pretty excited. Too far out to tell for sure what the weather will be like but if the day arrives and skies are clear, I will be calling in "sick" to work! Hopefully the skies will cooperate and I will get some good views and images of the eclipse.
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Total Lunar Eclipse 4-15-2014
Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:14 AM
Celestron C6N Advanced VX Mount
Canon 1100D, Orion Starshoot 5MP
Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, M3,4,5,11,13,16,17,27,29,31,39,42,44,45,51,52,57,63,65,66,67,81,82,101,106,110
Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:36 AM
Best of luck with the weather. It won't be visible here, alas
Scopes: Celestron GP-C8, APM 80mm F/6 Triplet APO, Coronado SolarMax II 60mm, Lunt LS35THa B1200, SkyWatcher ST80, home-brew Alt-Az mount, 4.5" F/4.3 MiniDOB (for the kids)
EPs: Pentax XW 7mm and XW 10mm, Televue Delos 8mm, Naglers 12 mm,17mm, and 22mm T4, and 31mm T5, Plössl 25mm, Vixen SLV 5mm and LVW 42mm, 2x MaxVision 24mm 68°, William Optics Zoom 7.5-22.5mm, William Optics 2" Dielectric diagonal, Orion Optics 2" 90° Amici prism, Denkmeier filter-switch star diagonal with O-III, H-beta, UHC and moon filter
Imaging stuff: Meade S5K TeleXtender 2x and 3x, TeleVue PowerMate 2.5x, TeleVue TRF-2008 0.8x reducer/flattener, ZW-Optical ASI130MM and ASI120MC, The Imaging Source DMK 21AU618.AS, Brightstar filter wheel, LRGB+IR filter set, modded Canon EOS 450D.
Bins: Helios Apollo 15x70 HD, TS 15x70 (repaired, for kids), Bresser 10x50, home-made P-mount Mk-III
Observation summary: Messier: 110/110, Caldwell: 97/109, RASC Finest NGCs: 93/110, Herschel: 314/400, Brightest Planetaries: 60/100, Planets: Mercury to Neptune (inclusive), Minor planets: 2, Lunar: 55/100, Comets: 13, Supernovas: 9, Novas: 1, Quasars: 3
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