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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:56 pm 
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Two exposures combined in Photoshop Elements and tweaked a bit. The air is still quite wobbly tonight but the first two shots were pretty stable and were used above. Maybe I have better ones but I got trigger happy with the camera's 6+ fps and now I'm too lazy to sort through some 200 images...

Is it me or is the moon bigger now? Normally it is close to but doesn't fill the vertical height. This time it touches both at the same time so it was better to combine two exposures to ensure I got all of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:14 pm 
I love the moon, and i love your moon-shots! Great job.
It seemed bigger to me too, last night :? Don't know how come.

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popo wrote:
...Is it me or is the moon bigger now? Normally it is close to but doesn't fill the vertical height. This time it touches both at the same time so it was better to combine two exposures to ensure I got all of it.

Good spot. Perigee is in three days time as indicated here. There's a nice write-up on the same siite which you can read here.

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I have heard of this for planets, but didn't think of it being as significant for the moon. Looking at that page, I'm a little surprised how much variation there is, and how often. On that note, I should look up when good times are to look at particular planets.

I also wondered if there is further contribution from the sensor size comparing Canon to others (1.6x vs 1.5x crop factors).

Anyway, I guess my next step is to significantly increase the magnification of the moon, although I'm not sure how to do that... and then I gotta find a nice way to stitch the best ones together.

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popo wrote:
...I'm a little surprised how much variation there is, and how often...

I fell into the same trap until I remembered that the Moon's orbit, by definition, includes a perigee and an apogee once each monthly orbit. :wink:

Of course, perigee coincides with a full moon much less often.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:21 pm 
According to these tables full Moon next month on 12 December occurs on the same date as the closest perigee of this year. So if it's a clear night this will be a good occasion to get the biggest sized full Moon shots in a long time. You'll have to wait till 14 November 20016 to get an even better opportunity with an even closer perigee.

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No need to wait until 2016... that's plenty of time to find a more powerful scope :D

I'll have to play with the numbers a bit later, be interested to see the long term variations as well as the short term ones.

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cracking shot, mind sharing your set up for this, was it with a telescope?

I hope it stays clear tonight to as I want to give the moon a go, haven't shot it for a while and was too tired last night after work.

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Yup, that's with the scope. 1325mm f/13 in photographic terms. Camera mounted on the end at prime focus. Essentially it's shooting with a rather big manual prime. I had to handhold the shutter though as I haven't bought a cable release yet, and haven't got round to putting the tethered shooting software on my laptop to use that. With such a long focal length, the wobble from physical contact is rather huge.

Random thought: Is a barlow lens essentially the teleconverter of the scope world? So getting one to use should give me the extra magnification?

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popo wrote:
...Random thought: Is a barlow lens essentially the teleconverter of the scope world? So getting one to use should give me the extra magnification?

Semi-random answer: here. :)

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Thanks for the link. Not the first time I saw it, but long enough ago for me to have forgotten it. Time for a bookmark methinks. And another item on the shopping list.

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Thanks Popo. Just out of interest where did you get your adapter to connect your camera to the scope?

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I got my scope and initial accessories from Telescope Planet.

I'm currently using a dedicated camera mount adapter for my particular scope, but I'm planning on getting an eyepiece T-ring adapter. That would then allow all the standard eyepiece accessories to be used also as I have a light pollution filter I can't use for photography yet...

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Cool, thanks for that mate. I didnt appreciate there were different types I was just thinking of a T adapter. Thanks for the link to the website as well I havent come across that yet. I am looking at telescopes with a view to getting a new one soon and I will bear this site in mind.

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I think T-adapters going from eyepiece receptacle to T-rings are the common way, just my scope has a 2nd opening with their own fit on it.

Certainly when shopping for a scope there is too much choice...

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