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Special Electronic News Bulletin 2008 August 14

Webcast live from Peter Grego at St Dennis, Cornwall

I will be producing a live webcast of the partial lunar eclipse on the
evening of 16 August on my website . The
webcast takes place from 19:30 to 22:45 UT (8:30 to 11:45 pm BST).
Images are updated every 20 seconds when live (640x480 resolution).
The umbral phase of the eclipse lasts from 8:36 until 11:44 pm BST.
If the event is clouded out a real-time computer simulation of the
eclipse will be broadcast.

A 4-inch f/6.5 refractor (Celestron NexStar SLT) and a Philips ToUcam
PCVC740K webcam will be used to capture images at the eyepiece using a
tablet PC (ViewSonic 1100) and sent wirelessly from a remote site via
USB broadband wireless modem.

The SPA Electronic News Bulletins are sponsored by the Open University.

Bulletin compiled by Clive Down

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