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Big assed Moon tonight

Post  Flap Zappa on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:34 pm

the moon will appear up to 14% larger today as it makes its periodical closest approach to the earth. 

here's a couple I have just taken from my balcony



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Re: Big assed Moon tonight

Post  eddie on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:11 pm

Fecking wow!!! Did you really take those? They're superb!
I love the moon and all things moonish.

Seriously, and please don't laugh, but I can see Thatcher's face in the moon.....I have shown it to a few mocking people and they have seem it too so I'm not mad.
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Post  gelico on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:38 pm

beautiful deano

there's a thick layer of cloud where i am right now so dunno what the chances are

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Post  eddie on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:09 pm

gelico wrote:beautiful deano

there's a thick layer of cloud where i am right now so dunno what the chances are

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Yes Gels, that's right, Thatcher. I'm telling you, you can see her face sort of looking down to the left as you look at it.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:03 am

eddie wrote:Fecking wow!!! Did you really take those? They're superb!
I love the moon and all things moonish.

Seriously, and please don't laugh, but I can see Thatcher's face in the moon.....I have shown it to a few mocking people and they have seem it too so I'm not mad.
yes indeed, the camera has a 16 times optical and 3 times digital zoom.
Had to use a tripod though, but one was 1/800th of a second and the other around 1/250unfortunately the moon comes up around 6pm here so I could not get any shots with the sea earlier as there was a lot of haze out on the horizon.


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Post  guest .. on Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:26 am

Would love to see your pic of the iss space station flappy, it goes round the earth 17 times a day, check the app called iss detector, enter your location, and see when its due to fly over turkey, you only have 6 minutes to capture it though.

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Post  Flix on Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:23 am

Well its too cloudy to see the moon here tonight, I wish I could see it, I have see it like this before and its a wonderful sight, a bit weird in a way. I've watched the space station pass overhead a few times, now that is weird to think of people being in that as it goes over, although I don't supppose its much different than watching planes go over really.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:45 am

MTC wrote:Would love to see your pic of the iss  space station flappy, it goes round the earth 17  times a day,  check the app called iss detector, enter your location, and see when its due to fly over turkey, you only have 6 minutes to capture it though.
I am not sure my camera would be good enough for that. at full zoom it would be almost impossible to keep it on target. Although I could probably get a track for it as I can take 1 minute time exposures.
Finding an app for the PC seems a little tricky as the only ones that appear are for android devices.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:35 pm

I saw it last night, it was nice.

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Post  guest .. on Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:56 pm

The ISS travels at 17,000 MPH 250 miles up, can be seen with the naked eye, easy to photograph on clear nights:



I'm sure you could better than the above pic.

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