O Dream Maker, You Heartbreaker...

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  1. flygning

    flygning TPF Noob!

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    Taken handheld through the 25mm eyepiece of my 8" Dobsonian telescope with a moon filter near Sentinel, AZ last night. Its the first time I've tried that particular method and it took a bit of work to get the right angle on it, but I think the frustration was worth it.
     
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    I would say


    Awesome moon shot!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You lucky one!
    You got a moon shot of my dreams...
     
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    It isn't hard to catch if you've got access to a telescope. Look up a local astronomy club and go out when they've got a star party. They're usually more than willing to let others use their telescopes, and it is just a matter of lining the camera up so the eyepiece doesn't get in the way of the exposure.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, erm... yeah. Local astronomy club ... sure. ;) ;) (Have you seen photos of my place in the Germany Meet-Up thread, Victoria ;) ;) ;) ???)
    But sure, I could move my ... erm ... behind some more and make myself go into Hamburg and find out what is there ... or I just resolve to the fact that this kind of moon photos is not going to happen for me and live happily ever after.

    I think I'll do just that :D.
     
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    Or you could just buy a telescope :p
     
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    With all the moon shots lately I thought I'd bump this back up a bit... :)
     
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    Looks good.. will need to try a moon shot or two. What do you call this Telescopography? lol

    (Neil Diamond, too?, i must admit i got his album as well, and Dolly Partons! never thought i'd buy one of hers, 2 songs are good though.)
     
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    Why did you use a telescope? I've done moon shots with an ordinary sigma 70-300mm lens (not scope) on a 1.5X crop sensor.
     
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    I tend to just call it astrophotography-- less syllables :p

    I do it this way because I don't have a dslr, and I do have a telescope. Plus, I've seen a lot of the shots using just the camera, and I'm not terribly impressed with the level of detail to them.

    Oh, and as for the song--I was more referencing the original version written for Audrey Hepburn :)
     
  11. astrostu

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    Telescope = longer focal length lens = more pixels are covered by the moon = better resolution
     
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    For some reason, with my 300mm lens, the moon filled a larger part of the frame than with this telescope.
     

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