More Moon Shots


Father Ted

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 22:46
I got out early evening seeing as the moon was so bright.The sky was actually blue in all of the shots, but exposing for the moon under exposed the sky, so it appears black.
None of the shots are cropped, but there is some PP to bring out contrast. The different "zooms" are as a result of using different eyepieces. Number one is without an eyepiece.

C&C welcome.








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JonSchick

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 22:57
Just been out taking pics of the moon myself, but I don't think any of mine will be as good as the ones you've just posted! From your intro, I assume you were shooting through some kind of telescope?
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Father Ted

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 23:01
Thanks, yes.
I'm using a 4 inch, 1meter refractor.
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organicimagery

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 23:01
Yes nice shots, interested in how these were achieved and what settings you used. When I tried with my 28-300 the moon was just a bright mess lol
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Father Ted

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 23:06
The camera was on manual. I took a few shots to determine correct exposure. The focus was also manual as I was using my telescope.

The camera itself sits on the back of the scope via an adapter. This makes the scope the "lens". The adapter can have eyepieces inserted into it to give different levels of magnification.





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organicimagery

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 23:20
Nice! Need to buy scope now lol. Cracking shots though
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Mannesty

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 23:22
Nice pics, not super sharp, but impressive magnification. Does your 'scope track the heavenly bodies, or is it totally manual?

There also seem to be an awful lot of little grey/black dots, particularly in the bottom left of the last pic. Is this space debris, or does your sensor need a clean?
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Father Ted

Link Posted 26/04/2010 - 23:39
I wondered how long before someone spotted the dirt!
I wasn't going to add that one, but decided I might as well.

Yes, my scope will track, allowing for longer exposure, but that isn't needed for the moon.

I agree number 3 isn't wonderfully sharp, but I thought the first two were OK. What can you see that I missed?

I tried leaving my camera set to manual, hoping the hexagon would come on when it was focussed, but it didn't come on at all. Is there another setting I need to tweak? It works when I use my old manual lenses.
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Last Edited by Father Ted on 26/04/2010 - 23:39

ReklawyksEkul

Link Posted 27/04/2010 - 00:03
i always wonder how can i shoot the moon. obviuosly need a scope

like the first one, very cool.
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alfiemooon

Link Posted 27/04/2010 - 00:10
My dear FT,would you,in your humble opinion,confirm that the tube thingie that goes between the camera and the lens (see your recently posted eDay link) really man enough to support a dSLR?...(not that I`m questioning your direction/suggestion/ability)...just want to make sure before I buy,so to speak

With a note on telescope tracking,I have a Tasco 4" reflector and,if I use the Anderson Tube and lens for 675x magnification,heavenly bodies sure do zoom across the field of vision.

Nic
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Father Ted

Link Posted 27/04/2010 - 08:59
Hi Nic.

Well, my tube thingy certainly holds the weight of my *istDL

It is aluminium with a decent M42 thread.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

i-Berg

Link Posted 27/04/2010 - 09:05
Nice posts Fr Ted, as I'd previously posted, the relief of the surface is really impressive for me.
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TOZZA27

Link Posted 28/04/2010 - 16:20
Blimey Ted !!!

Cracking photos - if I set that up in Bromborough I`d have CO19 down on my head or India 99 helicopter swooping low to see if it was a SAM missile launcher aimed at Speke Airport - lol

Tony
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robbie_d

Link Posted 28/04/2010 - 16:30
Lovely shots Ted.

Number 2 for me, by some margin.

That and number 1 from your last set are both crackers.
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