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Moon 6 August 2008 | by ossewa
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Moon 6 August 2008

Preperation for the Partial Lunar Eclipse - Saturday 16th August


An 80% eclipse of the Moon will be seen from all of South Africa during the next full Moon, on the night of Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th August.

9:35pm: eclipse starts

11:10pm: maximum eclipse (81%)

00:44am: eclipse ends


Taken with a Nikon D40x, placed on a tripod, looking into a Sky-Watcher Telescope - very primititve, but it seems to work OK.


Henley on Klip, South Africa


On the Camera:

Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)

Aperture: f/4.2

Focal Length: 28 mm

ISO Speed: 800

White Balance: SUNNY


On the Telescope:

Aperture: 102mm (f/9.8)

Focal Length 1000mm

Eyepiece: 20mm

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Taken on August 6, 2008