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Sep 05, 2017 15:54 |  #4591

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Folks I have taken this off a site I sometimes look at, its a video of a very very strange moon annomalie - can anyone expalin it???


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I know the moon has ice geysers like we have water geysers in Yellowstone but that is a quick burst and then it looks like it starts to orbit the moon a bit. Maybe it's a geyser... Maybe not.


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Sep 05, 2017 16:41 |  #4592

Always seem to struggle with the full(ish) moon but seeing as its looking to be cloudy tomorrow and clear tonight I had a pop at it again to get one in the bag


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Sep 05, 2017 17:06 |  #4593

CameraMan wrote in post #18445277 (external link)
I know the moon has ice geysers like we have water geysers in Yellowstone but that is a quick burst and then it looks like it starts to orbit the moon a bit. Maybe it's a geyser... Maybe not.

Thay were talking about it on the origal forum where the video came from, and they were speculating if it might have been a meteor strike graizing the moon - kind of a glancing blow hitting and bouncing off back out into space.


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Sep 05, 2017 17:08 |  #4594

Pagman wrote in post #18445339 (external link)
Thay were talking about it on the origal forum where the video came from, and they were speculating if it might have been a meteor strike graizing the moon - kind of a glancing blow hitting and bouncing off back out into space.

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Even if it was a strike, it could not have been shredding chunks that fast.


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Sep 05, 2017 18:19 |  #4595

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Even if it was a strike, it could not have been shredding chunks that fast.


Could it have been a UFO lifting off at incredible speed from the dark side?


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Sep 05, 2017 19:08 |  #4596

OHHHHH the conspiracy begins. :lol:




  
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Sep 05, 2017 20:38 |  #4597

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OHHHHH the conspiracy begins. :lol:


Just a case of eliminating the obvious things and seeing whats left, it looks like a physical actual event, so if we discount a meteor what else physical could it have been?


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Sep 05, 2017 22:05 |  #4598

Not my best effort.... its a bad time of year for moon shooting out here on Vancouver Island. Atmospheric turbulence is pretty strong... a "waving" image in the viewfinder. It was not too bad the other night so I gave it a go. I normally like to shoot a series and then stack them for a little better IQ, but the variation of details between frames was too much for stacking software to deal with. Fall is coming, and "moon" season. I look forward to the cool and occasionally clear nights. :)

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Sep 05, 2017 23:36 |  #4599

tuffty wrote in post #18445315 (external link)
Always seem to struggle with the full(ish) moon but seeing as its looking to be cloudy tomorrow and clear tonight I had a pop at it again to get one in the bag

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Looks to me like you got a really good one this time!!


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Sep 06, 2017 00:43 |  #4600

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Sep 06, 2017 04:53 |  #4601

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18445612 (external link)
Looks to me like you got a really good one this time!!

Thanks dude... it was still quite cloudy and had to shoot through the gaps... not convinced air quality was that great either as you could see the haze while zoomed in to focus..

I have a SkyWatcher Star Adventurer tracker mount I plan to use next time... I also discovered that I can use remote AF from DSLR Controller on my Android tablet meaning I don't actually have to touch the camera at all given me a much better chance of an in-focus shot...


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Never noticed it as an option before as the 100-400 + 2x TC won't autofocus anyway so its normally turned off

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Sep 06, 2017 08:06 |  #4602

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Thanks dude... it was still quite cloudy and had to shoot through the gaps... not convinced air quality was that great either as you could see the haze while zoomed in to focus..

I have a SkyWatcher Star Adventurer tracker mount I plan to use next time... I also discovered that I can use remote AF from DSLR Controller on my Android tablet meaning I don't actually have to touch the camera at all given me a much better chance of an in-focus shot...

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Never noticed it as an option before as the 100-400 + 2x TC won't autofocus anyway so its normally turned off

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Are you able to focus using DSLR Controller?

How will the Skywatcher help you when the moon does not travel at the same speed as the sun or other stars?

How did you get a screen shot of DSLR Controller?

I know, a ton of questions!


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Sep 06, 2017 08:24 |  #4603

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18445793 (external link)
Are you able to focus using DSLR Controller?

Yes... you can essentially do the same as you would through live view and EOS Utility on a PC/Mac to use remote manual focusing..

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How will the Skywatcher help you when the moon does not travel at the same speed as the sun or other stars?

It has a moon tracking setting so rotates at a similar pace... its not perfect but you don't have to get the polar alignment 100% as the exposure times are so short and the moon stays in frame for ages... non of this having to reframe every couple of minutes as it ambles across frame..

Here is a shot I took earlier in the year when I first got the tracker...


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Inspeqtor wrote in post #18445793 (external link)
How did you get a screen shot of DSLR Controller?

Standard Android thing of power button and volume down button

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Its how we learn dude... happy to oblige :)

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Sep 06, 2017 08:37 |  #4604

tuffty wrote in post #18445803 (external link)
Yes... you can essentially do the same as you would through live view and EOS Utility on a PC/Mac to use remote manual focusing..

More info here
http://dslrcontroller.​com/ (external link)

It has a moon tracking setting so rotates at a similar pace... its not perfect but you don't have to get the polar alignment 100% as the exposure times are so short and the moon stays in frame for ages... non of this having to reframe every couple of minutes as it ambles across frame..

Here is a shot I took earlier in the year when I first got the tracker...

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Standard Android thing of power button and volume down button

Its how we learn dude... happy to oblige :)

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Thank you!


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