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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:21 am 
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Tried this the other night.
Think it came out alright.
Just a touch of contrast change.

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Focal Length: 500.0mm (35mm equivalent: 750...
Exposure Time: 0.011 s (1/90)
Aperture: f/16.0
ISO Equiv.: 400
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

Any tips to improve it muchly appreciated...
How can I get the features on the face more defined...or can I?
I was setup next to a lighthouse and a well lit garage,I don't think that helped alot.

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Looks like quite a bit of surface detail there already. Why f/16 though? Try stopping down only enough for lens sharpness, which will get you down a bit further in ISO.

If you have a teleconverter, try using it.

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Thanks Popo I'll give that a try.
No tele-converter here...yet.
Not sure on the f/16,had 4-5 good ones and picked that one as the best,maybe I'll have to re-scrutinize the others again :wink:
Fog is back in here today, home (inland) tommorrow...yipppeee... :D
Hopefully the moon will still be good?

PS...Never really noticed how fast the moon or us was moving until the other night...pretty cool!

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I do that too. Shoot first, questions later.

The moon certainly moves more than you think by naked eye, but only really made noticeable with a telephoto.

Also keep an eye open for Jupiter. I've managed to get a disk and moons using a camera lens before, but no detail though. Noticed the other day it was on about the same level as the moon, but by now it will be several hours ahead.

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Shooting Jupiter is whole different ball game with a DSLR camera. THe trouble is with seeing. This is why alot of folks are using webcam and stack 4000-5000 frame to be able to obtain good result.

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It's just a suggestion for something else to try :) Moon shots, if maximum detail is the goal, is also highly seeing limited.

I want to give Jupiter another try as I've improved my technique since then, and have only so far had a chance to try it on Saturn. Given Jupiter is bigger and closer (currently at least) it should be relatively easier.

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what elevation are you shooting at?

i'm shooting at 500 and none of my moons come out that large.

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You need somewhere over 1000mm on crop sensor for the moon to fill the frame well. So I'd assume that was cropped.

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Was cropped palakaboy.

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The seeing this weekend wasn't that great so I think you did pretty good. You have to wait till 2:00am to get any satisfying result. There is just too much heat in the atmosphere. The more magnification you use, the more you are affected by the "boiling" effect.

Jupiter is actually too bright in my scope. I will have to use an planetary filter to get the most out of it. I tried a prime focus of it and all i got was a this big bright ball of light.

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