Wednesday, February 20, 2008


OK, Lunar Eclipse time!
The photo up above was taken the night before the eclipse. I rushed out and bought an adapter to attach my new Nikon D300 to my telescope. The above photo was taken as "practice." Little did I know that this photo would be the best one.

The above photo was taken from our roof with my 70-200mm lens. The moon wasn't yet visible from the backyard, where the telescope was lurking, ready to fire away at the eclipse.

Again, taken from the roof. The moon is not yet visible from the backyard.

Last one from the roof. The moon is just starting to become visible from the backyard.

Catastrophe! Just as I get the D300 attached to the telescope, the overcast moves in. This is the best photo that I could manage from the telescope. Within minutes, there's so much cloud cover that I can no longer focus.
Time to count the days to 2010 for the next eclipse!


stevesurf said...

Leigh, these are absolutely fantastic!!! I can't link to them to show my cycling buddies because they are that good! I cannot get over the detail, but, hey this is one reason you live in the southwest and have great equipment.

I'm sorry I haven't posted here before, but looking over these shots, especially the slide show, there are some real award winners there, there, one popped up with the moon over the city - fantastic!

Oh there's the Nexus eye on the TV, guaranteed to give you nightmares. What's that one about the sailer girl's bloomer's? Is she pulling them up or down?

This was a great respite, and now it's time to pop another back pain pill, I am spending way too much time in an airline seat and not on the bike :)


Brett said...

I especially like the fuzzy eclipse shot.

Your copyright should probably read 2008 now. [and I'm pretty sure you can insert an actual copyright imprint instead of just (c)]

Nice shots!

Kathy Anne said...

Hi, Leigh --
Nice photos regardless of the weather! I was down by the University and watched the moon around 7:30, looking just like your middle two photos! Awesome!

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

Fuzzy or clear night, it didn't matter. To look through the telescope and see such detail on such a faraway place is magical.
Looking at dark skies, seeing all the stars and planets -- it hits you, and you know we're not alone.