Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_beauty_night_skies.thumb.jpg.2711ade15e31d01524e7dc52d15c4217.jpg

Tim99

Lunar Eclipse Sept. 27 (Should be a dandy!)

Recommended Posts

Great views all around the sky here, a big thank you to the clear sky gods :laugh:

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just spent a couple of hours snapping away with DSLR / 200mm lens handheld, pretty amazing way to spend the night !

bed now, pretty blurry, me that is, not the Moon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like it's almost gone here, low on the horizon and mid eclipse. the mist is slowly rolling in, took some great shots however!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have to pack up and sign off myself now - great evening and a real treat to have clear weather for once :)

post-26731-0-89334000-1443408815_thumb.j

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, fantastic. Really clear here doing 10sec subs at iso200. Blood red Moon and stars all in one go. Am I going to last the next hour, eyes are heavier than my mug of tea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Patience has been rewarded - thinning cloud has let me get some good images from about 3.30 till 04.00, but Moon will soon vanish behind house.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I'm going to hit the sack now as well but it's been a superb event and it's so good that so many have been able to see it :smiley:

I've just said "Hi" to Orion and M42. Lots to look forward to over the coming months :smiley:

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm jealous of everyone who has clear skies...love the pics everyone is taking.  I've had a total of about 30 seconds of clear skies tonight. lol.  I did manage to get a pic just with a camera..had to ditch the scope and go to an open area.... Hoping it clears up later.. keep those pics coming. awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately not visible from my observatory because of houses but I have been watching it from my bedroom window and getting a few photographs. Disappearing behind the trees now and I'm freezing so back to bed. A glorious sight and well worth getting up for. 

Edited by drmillrace

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A great event indeed. This was the first blood moon I have seen and I'm very glad I stayed up to see it.

Zebedee says it's time for bed :wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely dark orange/crimson eclipse. Been out down a dark lane with the bins and camera (pics will follow when I get them onto the computer), a lovely sight. The moon was so big in the bins, and I saw things not normally available at full moon like M1. And M31 naked eye, even M34 was just visible without aid.

The weather has cooperated for a solar and lunar eclipse in the same year. What are the chances of that in the UK?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One last look at the glowing moon,  M33 was large in 10x50s and a quick peek at Venus rising...    Good night all.

andrew

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love it.  Great views from here in Surrey.  Nice and clear.

Sneaky views of Uranus in between the darkness and able to see Andromeda with the naked eye.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was beautiful. The Moon is leaving the umbra and I'm going to bed.

Some of us had clouds or fog. I wish them better luck for next time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alarm went off at 3 to pick up the maximum and it was incredible!!! I couldn't believe how dim it was and difficult to erase out detail. It was like looking at a huge version of Mars. Bit cloudy for us as it came out of the umbra but that soon cleared providing a superb experience. So glad I made the effort!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Nick, I just read your post saying the same thing! It really was like it, for sure. Great to have clear skies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a great night - glad so many people got a chance to see it. I was struck by the diamond  ring kind of effect - like you get with the Sun.  It lasted for a good few minutes and was stunning.  So much to see with the naked eye in the sky also.

Another highlight, but through the telescope, was the Double Cluster at 15x and 3.5 degrees view - more diamonds again  !

andrew

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a great night - glad so many people got a chance to see it. I was struck by the diamond ring kind of effect - like you get with the Sun. It lasted for a good few minutes and was stunning. So much to see with the naked eye in the sky also.

Another highlight, but through the telescope, was the Double Cluster at 15x and 3.5 degrees view - more diamonds again !

andrew

The DC was amazing last night. Transparency was excellent and the seeing quite good so as you say, wonderful tiny stars visible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Utterly magical. I sat in my garden chair enthralled for over three hours. The 3d effect of a ball of rock in space during totality was wonderful. Through the bins and the 4" refractor it was amazing to see the moon against the background stars. For a while it looked as if one would be occulted but the moon just sailed serenely by. Perhaps the best view was naked eye though. The eerie sight of a full moon but red and somehow small (despite all the supermoon hype) and the rest of the sky full of stars.

At one point I fantasised that it was how Mars might look as you approached it after a rather long journey.

Did anyone else see the bright meteor heading towards Orion as totality approached? I thought that might be one meteor seen by many.

As someone else said the 'diamond ring' effect was particularly beautiful - and out loud 'Wow'! 

The weather was perfect throughout making for an unforgettable experience. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Kerry, I might have caught that meteor around 4am(ish).

Agree with above, the DC looked uncommonly good! I think it was just the thrill of getting away with it during a full moon that I also took in M31, M81 and M82.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great report Kerry :smiley:

So glad I stayed up to witness this event.

Never has the lunar observing section of the forum been so busy :grin:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to the Telegraph the next UK visible Supermoon eclipse will be in 2033 - I'll be 66 for that one, though hopefully the observatory (and warm room) might be finished, though what chance the weather will oblige ;)

Edited by SnakeyJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.