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 Post subject: Moon of the day (night?)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:23 pm 
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I propose this thread be used for random moon shots. For the more routine ones not destined for the best moon shot thread. :)

Testing out the Sigma 2x teleconverter on the 100-400L. Both 50% crops. There was thin cloud present at the time leading to a slight haze.

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Regular light image on 50D. Lots of level related tweaking.

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Near IR image on modified 300D. Custom WB, more colour balance correction and levels.

Not sure there's a huge difference between them other than the resolution. Maybe the IR one has more inherent contrast.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:11 pm 
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A quick-ish one from tonight.

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100-400L with Sigma 2x teleconverter as I was too lazy to move my scope into position.

This is different from the vast majority of my moon shots, which range from just past new to just past full normally, as that's what's visible in the evening sky. I left it somewhat late tonight and there it was...

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Not from last night, but finally managed to figure out a way to process this one. Harvest moon from a week or so ago:

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A quick moon I shot yesterday in my garden. Clear sky and autumn colors.


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Moon from yesterday night...

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A quick one from this morning. Can you see what's unusual about it? For me, I never get it at this phase, as it's visible in the early morning. I don't do early morning normally, but neighbours were rather noisy this morning.

I haven't really seen it lit like this before. There's more dark spots on it than I thought, I wondered if I had a bad dust problem at first. The air didn't seem too wobbly either, yet I couldn't get sharp focus.

As a general observation, I find that if I focus for one part, other extremes may be less sharp. My best overall shots are usually stitches of several shots. A quick play on a DoF calculator suggests I should be well beyond hyperfocal distance at that point so that seems not to be the limit. Maybe I need to look at possible field curvature?

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2650mm, f/26, 1/50s, ISO800. Stitch of 6 shots. Click for bigger version.

My first go at the moon with the 7D. Note this has been resized and processed a fair bit. I'd rate the sharpness tonight as medium. Not great, not bad. Air fairly wobbly.

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Happened to see a thin crescent moon out by chance so had my first go at earthshine.

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Didn't bother busting out the scope, just used 100-400 on tripod. Harder to focus on that than the scope...

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So last night was the first moon I attempted in a long time...

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Not happy with the sharpness. Looks ok at this scale but it mushes quickly in bigger sizes.

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Celestron Nexstar 4SE with 2x barlow (2650mm f/26)
Canon 450D: 1/50s ISO800

RAW convert in DPP, stitch in PSE9, noise reduce by NeatImage and more tweaks in PSE9. Lots of dust on my sensor need cloning out.

I also did a "moon passing" video with the 7D I might upload later...

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I gave it a go last night with my A550 and Tamron 200-500mm lens at 500mm paired with a cheap Tamron MC7 2x teleconverter...had to manually focus, partially handheld (used a light tripod mostly to help steady while focusing, loosened so I was still moving and tracking by hand...and no remote release). Not quite as good as you telescope people - but I was happy I could make out a lot of detail for such a cheap TC:

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nice shots zack and popo... we stayed cloudy and it still is... hopefully it clears tonight.

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here is mine
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Because the moon was so big yesterday, I set the D-Lux 5 up on a tripod to have a good at some amateur-astro-photography, and this is all I could get. Having sold my 70-200mm, I really don't have the required gear to get even remotely close to the moon, but hey, I had fun working outside my usual box...

Click-able for full size version. Yes, there's noise. Yes, there's quite a bit of lens flare.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:08 pm 
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@popo - I really like that last shot of yours. Better than any on the BBC:)

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