Monday, March 05, 2007

Red Moon Rising

Yes, really. Astronomically inclined readers will probably have seen this for themselves - the first total lunar eclipse in several years (and the first I've watched for quite a bit longer than that).

When I saw my first eclipse, it was through a very crude telescope - a toy, really. This time, we were armed with C's digital SLR and a 550mm telephoto lense - much lower magnifying power than my old telescope, but a much sharper picture. Which we can share. Wonder what we'll be up to when the next one rolls around?

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