Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:37
Regarding the blood moon, Angela and I spent the night at our son Mark's house in Ashford where we had been invited to view it through his telescope(s). He has constructed an observatory in his garden and has some amazing equipment that gave us some excellent views, he was taking progress photographs through his two large and very expensive-looking telescopes and we had an excellent view through his smaller "aiming" scope, or whatever it's called. It has a wider field of view that enables him to pinpoint the exact spot he wants to study and then aims the larger telescope in order to photograph at the right place. It's all clever stuff and quite beyond me. He was taking progress photos for the whole duration of the eclipse, about 5hrs total. He now has about 500 images to process, (500, yes) and will make them into a video presentation.