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Super Moon night

Postby Ginger » May 6th, 2012, 12:52 am

Clouds rolled in and it didn't look like I could drive anywhere to avoid
them except maybe to the east of CS. Decided to stay put in Divide but
there was a cloud bank looking to the east horizon where the Moon would
rise. While waiting there was an awesome sunset to the west.

http://gallery.gmayfield.com/misc/sunset5512_02

The Moon did shine through the clouds but this is the second year in a
row I wasn't able to get a detailed shot.

http://gallery.gmayfield.com/scenic/supermoon5512_03

I did see some images that looked like they were done from east of the
Springs. Anyone else get anything?

All the publicity on TV did get a few more people out. A couple of cars
came by my observing spot and there's usually no one at all.


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Postby DW5862 » May 6th, 2012, 10:33 am

I just set up astrobin so no guarantees that the below link will work but I got out last night and took a few shots through a bit of haze while the Moon was high in the sky. Turned out pretty well considering the conditions.

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Postby Ginger » May 6th, 2012, 11:17 am

That turned out very well, Dave. Good focus and exposure. The clouds
were pretty thick when I was shooting to the horizon as it rose. I could
just barely see any detail on the surface. I guess I was lucky to see
it at all. Maybe that extra brightness did help a little bit after all.
:-)

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On 5/6/2012 3:33 PM, DW5862 wrote:
I just set up astobin so no guarantees that the below link will work
but I got out last night and took a few shots through a bit of haze
while the Moon was high in the sky. Turned out pretty well
considering the conditions.

[url](http://astrob.in/full/10574/)[/url]
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Postby fillerupmac » May 6th, 2012, 11:37 am

Spent the weekend at Starry Meadows - no observing thanks to that big bright Super Moon. Went specifically to take photos - here is a couple teasers until I get these processed...

Super Moon Rise and Sunset the night before at Starry Meadows

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Postby Stargazer_Ken » May 6th, 2012, 4:34 pm

Nice photos all of you!

Ken


On 5/6/2012 4:17 PM, Ginger wrote:
That turned out very well, Dave. Good focus and exposure. The clouds
were pretty thick when I was shooting to the horizon as it rose. I could
just barely see any detail on the surface. I guess I was lucky to see
it at all. Maybe that extra brightness did help a little bit after all.
:-)

Ginger

On 5/6/2012 3:33 PM, DW5862 wrote:
: I just set up astobin so no guarantees that the below link will work
but I got out last night and took a few shots through a bit of haze
while the Moon was high in the sky. Turned out pretty well
considering the conditions.

[url]([url=http://astrob.in/full/10574/]http://astrob.in/full/10574/[/url])[/url]




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