Sunday, September 27, 2015

9/27 (Sunday) 2015 Lunar Eclipse [ Pasadena/CA ]

Weather looked good leading up to E-day (9/27 Sunday). However, weakening high-pressure allowed WESTERLY high clouds to move towards East starting at noon (9/27 Sunday). Looked not so good from Caltech webcam & Mt Wilson webcam.

Eclipsed moon rose from horizon at 6:43 pm, totality fromt 7:11pm to 8:23pm

Last minute rush to top of PCC parking lot, was able to salvage some photography. There were thick bands that blocked the eclipsed moon, but somewhat hazy/clear bands allowed some decent shots:

8:08pm (nearing totality-end)

8:15pm (nearing totality-end)

8:23pm (totality-end)

8:26pm (3 min after totality-end)


8:31 (8 min after totality-end)pm

8:33pm (10 min after totality-end)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saturday, December 17, 2011

tony navarro demo

I'm at Tony's luxurious palace in Pasadena/Ca, discussing Internet blogging as medium for social change..

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12/10/2011 Lunar Eclipse equipment

4" f8 Takahahsi APO refractor + Losmand G11 mount + Canon 5D II + Tamron 2x tele-converter

front lawn of house, mad scramble @ 4:30am to assemble astrophoto gear (sitting around for 3 yrs unused)

end of Partial Phase, approaching Totality, 5:39 am PST [ 12/10/11 Lunar Eclipse ]

5:39:38 am PST, Takahashi 4" f8 APO + Canon 5D II (ASA 400 .25 sec)

end of partial Phase, approaching Totality

approaching Totality under morning Twilight, 6:03:35 am PST [ 12/10/11 Lunar Eclipse ]

6:03:35 am PST, Takahashi 4" f8 APO + Canon 5D II (ASA 6400 4 sec)

note blue sky-background, oncoming Morning Twilight, approaching Totality

approaching Totality, color gradation [ 12/10/11 Lunar Eclipse ]

6:59:32 am PST, Takahashi 4" f8 APO + Canon 5D II (ASA 200 16 sec)

Note gradation in colors, in Umbral shadow region

approaching Totality, 6:02 am PST [ 12/10/11 Lunar Eclipse ]

6:02 am PST, Takahashi 4" f8 APO + Canon 5D II (ASA 6400 4 sec)