As part of the 40th Anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, Meridian News will be presenting a number of short features during next week.  It is expected that some filming carried out at the New Forest Observatory will be shown at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday 15th July.  You’ll see a piggy-backed Canon 40D with a 100-400mm zoom and 2X teleconverter taking pictures of the Full Moon.  We were very lucky during filming on Tuesday 7th June that the clouds parted for around 15-minutes allowing some shots of the full Moon.  I did think we were going to do a repeat of that Patrick Moore Sky at Night episode where he was at some guy’s house with a huge reflector, and the poor chap was swinging the scope all around the sky trying to capture something between the gaps in the clouds.  He was unfortunately totally unsuccessful.

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