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#1 mark8888

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:17 AM

Hi all,

The (near) SUPERMOON looked awesome last night. Really gorgeous. Who says the full moon is something to avoid? :grin: Pic taken by a point and shoot camera handheld up to an eyepiece.

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#2 RobDob

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:14 AM

Wowsers!!!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

Fantastic afocal pic. My wife and I were looking at it last night. It truly was gorgeous.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:58 AM

A half-dozen of our club members gathered in a park last night for a very relaxing observing session with Luna as the primary target. Nice to not worry about teasing out faint fuzzies, but rather to just kick back and compare moon views through various sizes and types of scopes. Sometimes astronomy can and perhaps should be simple and uncomplicated, like a tribal group sitting around the campfire pointing up and going "oh wow."

#5 mark8888

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

A half-dozen of our club members gathered in a park last night for a very relaxing observing session with Luna as the primary target. Nice to not worry about teasing out faint fuzzies, but rather to just kick back and compare moon views through various sizes and types of scopes. Sometimes astronomy can and perhaps should be simple and uncomplicated, like a tribal group sitting around the campfire pointing up and going "oh wow."


That's an awesome comment. Sounds like a really great night. And I totally agree... after all what we're doing is connecting to nature. :grin:

Thanks for the pic comments Ed and Dob O' Rob... ya, "they" say that the moon is bad, and the full moon is worst. But I've really come to love observing the full moon. The amount of detail you can see when you relax and just observe the center is just staggering. And it really is gorgeous!! So you gotta love the SUPERMOON.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

I got to see it last night. It was a wonderful sight. We got one hole in the clouds that allowed us to see it for about 5 minutes. The rest of the time it was dancing with the clouds. :grin:

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

Great Pic! The Moon will be nearly as full tonight as it was last pm.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:50 PM

awesome ! :)

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:24 AM

Hi Michael,

I took the Moon shot this morning. I added the Moon shot that I took last year. I didn't find full moon shot with same camera/lens combo.

Oct 2 2012 shot was handheld so it is blurry and wan't near full moon but I think you can see size difference :) They both are taken with Canon 1Dx and 400mm f/5.6.

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#10 mark8888

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

Tammy! Wow that's very interesting. It really is a supermoon........ big size difference!! :grin:
I also used a Canon, handheld... an S110.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:01 PM

Not taken by me or anyone I know, but while viewing supermoon pics I came across it and thought it's great, so...

https://twitter.com/...6712064/photo/1

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:51 PM

A half-dozen of our club members gathered in a park last night for a very relaxing observing session with Luna as the primary target. Nice to not worry about teasing out faint fuzzies, but rather to just kick back and compare moon views through various sizes and types of scopes. Sometimes astronomy can and perhaps should be simple and uncomplicated, like a tribal group sitting around the campfire pointing up and going "oh wow."


Amazing. I would've loved that, instead I was super rushed waiting for the moon to peek above my horizon, which for me has mountains so it didn't rise over them until about 9:45 just to get a few snapshots with my iPhone and pack it up to get to work on time. (Yea I work the graveyard shift ;/) But here is my image that I got with my iPhone if anyone is interested.

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#13 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:09 PM

Here's an afocal shot in monochrome that I took on Sunday night using a 10mm Tele Vue Delos, a lowly 80mm f/5 Orion ShortTube achromat, and a Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera. The sky was a bit hazy at the time. Lunar North is up.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

Great pics guys... I managed to see it tonight through a small break in the clouds,it was a sight that took the breath away...






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