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The Moon Turned To Blood! - Elf M. Sternberg
The Moon Turned To Blood!

And it was indeed very cool.

We went down to the park to look out over the valley, and when we got there another couple had already set up a large reflector telescope, which was a thrill for the girls. I took many, many pictures but it was very difficult to keep the camera steady even for the fifteen seconds necessary to get pictures during totality. Still, I did get a few pretty good ones, this being the best.

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mo_hair From: mo_hair Date: February 21st, 2008 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
that is awesome! my dd had the luck of having the eclipse take place within full view of her bedroom window, so all she had to do was watch while laying in bed. lucky girl!
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lucky_otter From: lucky_otter Date: February 21st, 2008 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
You might also check to see if your camera can be set to have a delay after pressing the shutter button. Usually this is used so the photographer can jump into the shot as well, but it also works to eliminate the shaking from your pressing the shutter button.
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elfs From: elfs Date: February 21st, 2008 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Yah, what Otter said. I programmed it for a ten-second delay and then walked away, hoping it would stabilize. But the GorillaPod is old and not that stable, and the slightest wind would put a lot of jitter into the pic.
eddvick From: eddvick Date: February 21st, 2008 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Very cool! It got dark enough to see the Milky Way despite the light pollution.
lrodell From: lrodell Date: February 21st, 2008 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Bravo! That's the best picture I've seen of it--and that's counting the pale, shaky editions they showed on the news! It was lovely; I didn't mind the cold, for getting to see this.
creepingcrud From: creepingcrud Date: February 21st, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice. I didn't get to see it as well, here, between light pollution and intermittent cloud cover, but I did at least go outside my apt. every 10-15 minutes during the eclipse (it was quite cold last night) to check on things.
lisakit From: lisakit Date: February 21st, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's gorgeous!

Loba and I were able to see it from our front porch.
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