Monday, March 05, 2007

LUNAR ECLIPSE

AMAZING




The only word for it was amazing, I have been interested in astronomy since I was a child, the moon, stars and planets, when I was in University I even took a basic course in it and it never ceases to amaze me how beautiful the night sky is.

My sister and I were in the house on Saturday and had read in the Paisley Daily Express about the Lunar eclipse and we were determined to see it! The photo above was taken with my mobile phone in night mode, not too shabby considering although it doesn't show it properly the real thing was so much more exciting.

If you are interested in seeing more images of the Lunar Eclipse the BBC website has a number of more professional shots and they are definitely worth a look. Also worth a look would be Saturn, seeing it through even a small telescope is something else and on stronger telescopes you can see the rings and the moons it is absolutely out of this world!

Check out the Sky at night website for more information. You may also want to check out the opening hours of your local Observatory, in Paisley we have the Coats Observatory the public viewing nights are on a Thursday and they are free of charge, follow the link for more information.

1 comment:

Surreptitious Evil said...

Yes, it was absolutely superb. I even stopped drinking to watch it :) A pair of 15x50 astronomical binos helped, it must be said.

Seriously, you should also look at the Planetarium at the Glasgow Science Centre (though you do have to pay for that.)

You don't need too big a scope to get a reasonable picture of Saturn's rings - a 5" / 127mm one is easily sufficient.

S-E

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