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Supermoon Eclipse 2015

Started by Data, September 28, 2015, 11:50:37 AM

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Data

For those like me that didn't get the chance to see it.

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And some more info and images here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-34378782

Freddy

Looks nice, I had not heard about it. Thanks. 8)

DaveMorton

We had an event at the college observatory, but Mother Nature had other plans. The sky was completely covered with clouds, so it wasn't visible. Still, nearly 100 people came out, and we talked about a lot of things related to astronomy, eclipses and stiff, and watched multiple live feeds of the eclipse from the UK, Africa and the east coast, and had a really good time. While I didn't get any shots of the eclipse, I managed to get some nice shots of the sunset, as well as a couple of pics of Carson City at night. I haven't taken the time to process the images yet, but I'll see about doing that later today.
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Snowcrash

Seen a few good shots of the Moon.

My fav was a time lapse of my mates 'scope tracking the Moon. He setup a camera to a Raspberry Pi taking 6 sec shots. It's on my phone. Will post if you would like?
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Freddy


Snowcrash

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy

Looks cool, I always like the way you can see the stars moving. Must be an expensive bit of kit.

Snowcrash

If you check out the vid he gives what equipment he uses...

Video created from images taken with my Raspberry Pi V2 and PiCam NoIR using Meteotux long exposure software.

£30 for the Pi (+£20 case etc). Couldn't find a uk price for the camera but it's £23 for the non IR one and $30 for the linked one. Software appears to be free.

Trying to keep the stars stationary is more expensive  :thumbsup: That requires the scope in the pic. (£3000)
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy

Yeah it was the scope I was thinking of.

I watched it here and didn't think to click through to YouTube...

The rest of the gear to make the video is surprisingly affordable. Might have to try that one day.