Partial moon from a few nights ago...

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  1. David A

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    I was bored and my brother and I were using his telescope...I decided to shoot through the telescope and I have some decent results...

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    awesome captures David! i can't for the life of me catch a good moon shot.

    good to see you again...hope as is well :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks...if you want I can throw up the EXIF...believe it or not, THESE WERE SHOT WITH THE KIT 18-55! :lmao: I had a little help from a different lens, though. :mrgreen:

    Anyway, yeah, it's been a little while since I have been on...college stuff is finally done and I am ready to have some fun again. :)
     
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    good to hear!

    yes, please post the info. :)
     
  5. David A

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    1st image:

    ISO 800
    F-stop: 4.5
    Shutter speed: 1/125"
    Focal Length: 35mm
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Flash: Off

    2nd image:

    ISO 800
    F-stop: 5.6
    Shutter speed: 1/60"
    Focal Length: 55mm
    Exposure Program: Manual
    Flash: Off


    The whole secret to these two was getting the telescope and camera lined up perfectly as the moon was coming into the lens on the telescope. Once it was actually a decent shot, I took a few of them and finally got a few that I liked. Anyway...you'd laugh if you saw the full zoom (55mm) at the moon with out the telescope...it's a HUGE difference...

    Anyway...that's about it...just get the telescope and camera set up on tripods and you're good to go. Oh, and I'm sure you already know this one, but the moon seems to like to move around from time to time...from this last experience, I found that for a nice crisp shot, anything faster than 1/60th is best. :)

    Hope that helps...
     
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    thanks David, i'll certainly give that a try! :thumbup:
     
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    That's as good a moon picture as I've ever seen with domestic equipment! Great job!

    Rob
     
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    I am aware how difficult these shots are to take having tried it myself on a few ocasions. This is an excellent moon serise! VERY NICE! KEEP IT UP!
     
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    Great moon shot and gorgeous detail. Well done!




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  10. David A

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    Thanks guys. :)
     
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    David!
    You took your time in saying "Thank you" :D ... what kept you away from us here?
    Look at all those who replied to your post - and where are they now? No JonMikal here any more, no MyCameraEye, no Rob ... but many, many new faces around here! And me. Always here, still the same. Cheerful :D.
     
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    Very nice, well done.
     

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