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Saturday, April 07, 2007


Almost an Occultation

My old nemisis cloud got in the way of the occulation of Anatres, almost. I set the sccope up to try and image the occultation, but it became rapidly clear that any point within spitting distance of a power point to run the camera would have the Moon blocked out.

So I quickly set up a camera and tripod, set up to take shots, then wipped out the binoculars. I did indeed see Antares emerge from behind the dark side of the Moon moments after going binocular, then the cloud closed in completely. The digital camera just recorded cloud diffused light. Not bad, but I wish I had done the binocular set up earlier.

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