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18 years 4 months ago #25337 by JohnMurphy
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I've been hoping for a reasonably clear night around midnight. Hoping to use all I have to hand to record whatever dimming is evident. And by whatever is to hand, I really mean bodging.
A sony webcam held afocally and manually to the eyepiece is all I have at the moment. But hey - you can but try.

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18 years 4 months ago #25338 by dave_lillis
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Apparently, this eclipse will be hardly noticable, even if the sky was perfectly clear, it barely enters the shadow at all. All the same if its clear, it would be worth trying to have a look anyway.

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18 years 4 months ago #25340 by JohnMurphy
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Yeah, not expecting much, the moon will pass about 100 miles from the Umbra, so there may be some dimming, but not a lot. Still It's another excuse to get out, and with a camera it might be possible to catch something that the eye will miss.

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18 years 4 months ago #25343 by martinastro
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I will be watching from Maghera tonight...looking forward to it :D

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coruscations attending the whole length of the luminosity, giving to the phenomena the aspect of a wrathful messenger, and not that of a tranquil body pursuing a harmless course..comet of 1680

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