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    Upcoming Lunar Eclipse 10-12-2011

    It is still a ways off but, it's time to start thinking about dusting of the Bigmas & tele-convertors for December's lunar eclipse.

    Details are here

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...o=displaymonth

    We can start to haggle over the location but, it probably doesn't matter that much as long as we are away from the bright lights.

    It will be the middle of the night but, it should be a nice and balmy affair.

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    G'day scotty

    Thanks for the heads-up
    Dunno where we'll be in mid-dec ... but we'll keep your suggested meetup in mind

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    Maybe we could pair it up with the elusive and fabled Lithgow Blast Furnace meet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccaroneski View Post
    Maybe we could pair it up with the elusive and fabled Lithgow Blast Furnace meet?
    Not a bad idea Tony! I will have just started holidays so I may be up for this.
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    Ah must be ready to bust out the 55-200mm kit lens, give it a bit of a working to get a small moon shot hehehe

    I may join this! If you don't mind a moon photoing no0b rocking up in a noisy obnoxious car with 2 or 3 other photography noobs equipped with SLRs and eager to learn/try new photo things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo224 View Post
    Ah must be ready to bust out the 55-200mm kit lens, give it a bit of a working to get a small moon shot hehehe

    I may join this! If you don't mind a moon photoing no0b rocking up in a noisy obnoxious car with 2 or 3 other photography noobs equipped with SLRs and eager to learn/try new photo things
    Hmm, you're not talking about me are you? Haha, except for the loud car bit, I don't even have a catback on my rexy. I'll be keen for this, assuming I have the corresponding days off.
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    Oh yeah, hmm, might get the Novoflex Nikon G to MFT adapter and turn my 150-500mm Siggy into a 1000mm effective focal lenght.
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    Aaahhhhh be damned wif U lot
    I'll go and get a 5" magifying glass with a focal length of 750mm and screw it into an Aust Post cardboard tube and then I'll have a g-r-e-a-t big huge thing that'll be bigger than yours......

    Regards, Phil

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    Well I hope to be back on board by then, would love to join in!

    Phil, I hope you are going to be demonstrating this magnificent beast in person
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    thinkin i will have to log this into my calendar with a 2 week reminder.. LOL...
    X'n fingers we will have moved to country NNSW by then .. should be some nice spots around with no "citylight"
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    Yup get me siggy out for this too i reckon

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    Australian forum Ice in Sace has some good stories and links with diagrams etc. And their photography guide

    or check out Mr Eclipse Fred Espenak at NASA
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    Anyone still have plans to drive out to Lithgow tonight?

    I'm not 100% sure I'll be going (anywhere) at this stage. The weather isn't promising...
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    Cloudy here in Adelaide Maximum eclipse at around 1am ACDT
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    I'm not sure how good a view of the moon we'll get from here, and we're having people over tonight, but given how late the eclipse is, I might be able to duck outside for a shot or two.

    I got a pretty good view of the 2007 red moon from Cronulla.

    Hopefully the view outside will be decent tonight.

    This time I'll shoot it at 600mm.

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    Got my work xmas party tonight. Will aim to focus well when I get back
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunset View Post
    Got my work xmas party tonight. Will aim to focus well when I get back
    Yeah... good luck with that.

    Try not to bump into any tables, chairs, tripods, etc. You don't want your colleagues to know the real you. :-D

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    Cloudy and stormy in the far NW QLD outback, I will keep an eye on it, and will get the 400VR out if it looks like we will get a clear view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunset View Post
    Got my work xmas party tonight. Will aim to focus well when I get back
    Suggest you set your lens up pre-focussed to infinity before you head out the the xmas party and then afterwards all you have to do is set the camera on a tripod and aim. Helps if you have had a few too many.

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    I am in Tokyo, so far so good. Just a few very thing high altitude clouds going past. About 6C out side, so crisp clear air after 4 days of drizzle washed the pollution away. My big lens, 500mm, is set up and ready to go. The best part of the eclipse starts in 30 minutes from now. Full in about 1 hour 50 from now.


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