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My attempt at the Moon

 
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Mar 20, 2008 08:36 |  #1

After trying with cheapo point-and-shoot cameras as a youngster, to a few rather pathetic, (though discernible as being the moon and not just a bright blob in the sky), shots with my camera lenses, last night was the first time I had a proper chance to shoot the moon through one of my new telescopes...a 1200mm refractor. (Only a 5" lens.) Resultant image was okay, but adjusting the midtones and sharpening it a bit in Photoshop made it nicer.

I know it's nothing different, but hey, I'm pleased with it. ;)

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Mar 20, 2008 14:30 |  #2

Great shot! One of the best shots I've seen of the moon.




  
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Mar 20, 2008 14:42 |  #3

very nice! i like it :)
better then the ones i have done with my 75-300 for sure :)


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Mar 20, 2008 15:09 |  #4

Very nice!... I need to get a mount for my scope so I can hook my camera up to it (also need a much better mount for the scope itself


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Mar 21, 2008 08:41 as a reply to  @ Jpatten's post |  #5

Thanks for the comments.

Gridlock, I've tried with my 75-300, but because it's one of the older lenses it really doesn't cut it when shooting the moon. I've also got a 2x TC, to take it to 600mm, but still the image quality is poor.

My 1200mm telescope was under £200, though the equatorial mount it sits on was two and a half times more expensive!! ;)


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Mar 21, 2008 22:55 |  #6

Great moon shot. I love getting to see work this good.


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Mar 21, 2008 22:58 |  #7

Excellent shot! It's great to see the different views from different hemispheres.


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Mar 22, 2008 09:05 |  #8

Awesome shot. Just one question. Who is that guy waving in the picture? :)


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Mar 22, 2008 16:10 |  #9

Great job Tim. I finally got a chance to view this on my home monitor and it looks great, nice detail resolved right to the rim. So are you pleased with your new scopes so far?

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Mar 23, 2008 09:30 |  #10

Nighthound wrote in post #5168592 (external link)
So are you pleased with your new scopes so far?


I'm pleased with the one I took this photo with. Very little CA for such a cheap scope really, (under $400), and at 1200mm it should be pretty good for some distant objects and the planets in our solar system.

The 600mm scope's a real disappointment though...something up with the lenses as the CA is appalling, and the blackening of the tube-inside and adding of baffles hasn't helped. The seller's going to get another air-spaced doublet lens-pair to me, and if it's still bad I probably will get an APO.


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Mar 23, 2008 13:13 |  #11

Sorry to hear about the disappointing frac. I hope the new one is an improvement. I'd agree that the 1200mm is impressive. Very little CA for that price point.

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