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THE POST HARVEST MOON
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At the risk of deviating too far from the main theme of this web site by showing too much astro photography, I though some might like to see these photographs of tonight's post Harvest Moon. They were taken at 21:12 and 21:39 hours GMT on 11 September 2003. Well, there haven't been any events in the town for me to photograph this week whilst I have the week off from being a postman, and they were taken from my garden in Ross-on-Wye.

In approximately the seven o'clock position on the Moon's disc, Mare Humboldtianum is just visible. By the early morning of the 12th, this will be hidden from view by the lunar night.

Is anybody else in Ross-on-Wye interested in astro-photography? If so, I would be interested to hear from you. I use both a Meade four and a half inch reflector telescope with clock driven, equatorial mount combined with a Nikon 4300 digital camera from home, or away from home, an Olympus E-10, straight through the camera's lens using long exposures. I am currently thinking of purchasing a dedicated CCD camera for the telescope but weighing up whether I can justify the 'cost / amount of use it would get due to having to get to bed early for work' ratio.

2003 Post harvest moon photographed from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The post Harvest Moon, photographed from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire at 21:39 h GMT on 11 September 2003 with a Nikon 4300 digital camera at the 25 mm eyepiece of a Meade 4504 reflector telescope - focal length 910 mm f8.
2003 Post harvest moon photographed from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The post Harvest Moon, photographed from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire at 21:12 h GMT on 11 September 2003 with a Nikon 4300 digital camera at the 25 mm eyepiece of a Meade 4504 reflector telescope - focal length 910 mm f8.

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