A small group of volunteers gathered at Public Observatory Bussloo to observe the partial solar eclipse under near perfect conditions.Continue reading
The weather forecast was unclear until the last minute. This week all records were broken with temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius for several days. However, the predicted thunderstorms cleared and we were only bothered by patches of (high) clouds. After moonrise, the sky background became a bit lighter, but nevertheless we saw some beautiful meteors.
With the comet fading and getting lower in the sky ervery day, the nearly full moon and high clouds, it is getting more and more difficult to photograph. This was shot from Public Observatory Bussloo.
Shot from Public Observatory Bussloo, the Netherlands with a Canon EOS R and Televue Powermate 4x using the observatories’ Celestron Edge HD1400. Unfortunately, the seeiing was as we are used to, very poor. This video clip is 8x the actual speed of the event.
The lunar eclipse of January 21st, 2019, took place under chilly (-8°C/17°F) circumstances. A big difference with last year’s tropical (38°C/100°F) eclipse when over 500 visitors looked at the eclipse. Despite the cold and the early morning hours some 75 observers payed a visit to public observatory Bussloo to witness another nice eclipse.
On the very hot (38°C/100°F) summer evening of Friday 27 July, more than 500 visitors had gathered at public observatory Bussloo transforming the observatory into a festival site. Armed with drinks, chairs, telescopes and binoculars, the darkened moon became visible for the first time at 22.05 CET, more than half an hour after the rise of the moon.
With 1h 48m, this lunar eclipse was the longest in duration of the 21th century.