Entry for August 27, 2007

Tom Meneghini and I set up the Mount Wilson 16 inch telescope with Dr. Ed Rhodes Jr’s cameras for the lunar eclipse which happened in the early morning hours of August 28th, 2007. Here you see the back side of the LX200 telescope with a 35mm film camera attached to the top of the telescope tube. Dr Rhodes’ Digital Reble SLR camera is attached to the telescope with a tele extender attached to an F6.3 focal reducer. It was quite a challenge to balance it all….

I worked at the telescope from 4:30p.m. Monday afternoon through 6:00 am Tuesday morning. Quite a long shift….

Dr. Rhodes had about 17 USC students come to see the eclipse, so I set up my small refractor telescope outside the dome so they could look at the Moon with their own eyes.

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~ by matthewota on August 28, 2007.

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