2004 Astro-Photography Award - Victoria Centre
What are the odds of an aircraft
passing in front of an eclipsed Moon? Well here it is!
Oct 27, 2004,
Several hundred people showed up at Mt. Tolmie, where I was located.
Everyone had a good time, however I was the only one with a telescope, so
binoculars and cameras with zoom lenses were used for observing the eclipse.
Photo by Joe Carr
More of Joe's photos of
Here’s a rather sooty
image of the lunar eclipse rising this evening while my dinner was waiting
Why don’t they time these eclipses better?
The moon was just rising at 6:01 over Elk
Lake and the ocean. Mount Baker is just barely visible in the mist to
Probably several dozen people viewed the eclipse from
Taylor Beach in Metchosin. Mark Wheen and I set up at the end of Taylor
Road to solicit the public. It was a beautiful evening with the Moon
rising over the city, little fires all along the beach with people
gathered around them. It was a magical view. Here's the best shot I have
so far with the digital camera
Thanks to all the members that came to Cattle Point for the eclipse.John
Addlington;Kevin and "Di" Campbell;Blaire Pellatt;Alex Schmid; and Guy
Walton. The weather couldn't have been better. There was no trace of wind.
The people (approx.100-150 ?) were very polite and very appreciative.
There was a steady stream of traffic from 6 pm right through to 9 pm. The
moon was the "star" of the show! It's easy to see how this event was
regarded as an omen - when the very brightness of the full moon light was
cast to a pallor. It was a very eerie experience.
Clearly Yours Blaire Pellatt
I was fiddling with my
sister’s digital camera and my binoculars here in Edmonton on eclipse
night. I finally downloaded the photos, and there’s only one I’m happy
with. Here it is, my modest start in astrophotography.
Eric Schandall, Lower