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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:42 pm 
Ive yet to recieve my DSLR so what im saying is just a suggestion based on my visual observations with a telescope.

The very best observations of the moon and come to think of it,Saturn has been when both these objects were high in the sky but, in a blue sky, NOT a pitch black sky!

I wonder if this would apply to lunar photography too.

When I say best observations I mean most detail seen.

There is less glare in a blue sky as opposed to black.

Give it a try.

First quater moon {half moon} is best for crater detail.

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I wonder if that might be due to the reduced contrast making it easier for the eye, but not so great for photography. In my limited experience photographing with a scope, I've not come across great conditions with a blue sky.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:42 pm 
Yes the reduction of glare or contrast can really help,I know a lot of lunar observers use lunar filters for this purpose.

I have a 560mm FL telescope {TeleVue Oracle 3} that I plan to use with a Nikon D40 when I recieve the camera.

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