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Oct 13, 2019 23:50 |  #5716

fotoi wrote in post #18943564 (external link)
Full moon rising October 12, 2019


nardes wrote in post #18943750 (external link)
Moon from Brisbane on 13th October 2019 through my telescope.

Cheers

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With photos as great as these both are, how in the world can I post my measly photos.

Great photos from both of you!!


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Oct 14, 2019 00:01 |  #5717

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18943905 (external link)
With photos as great as these both are, how in the world can I post my measly photos.

Great photos from both of you!!

Hi Charles

Although I am "cheating" somewhat by using a telescope and a ZWO AS1600MM Mono camera ;-)a (industrial webcam), I still enjoy seeing the variety of photos posted here regardless of equipment used, even if some are upside down compared to my views in Australia.:-)

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Oct 14, 2019 00:57 |  #5718

nardes wrote in post #18943909 (external link)
Hi Charles

Although I am "cheating" somewhat by using a telescope and a ZWO AS1600MM Mono camera ;-)a (industrial webcam), I still enjoy seeing the variety of photos posted here regardless of equipment used, even if some are upside down compared to my views in Australia.:-)

Cheers

Dennis

Thank you Dennis!

On that note here is what I took Saturday Night with my 90D

This one is a cropped 500MM shot at ISO 400 1/1250 f/6.3

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This one is 500MM with my 2X Kenko TC shot at ISO 2000 1/1250 f6.3

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This one is 500MM with my 3X Kenko TC shot at ISO 2000 1/1250 f6.3 (yes I should have bumped up the ISO but neglected to do so)
This one does not have any cropping done to it.

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Here is something I had never done before:
This one is 500MM with my 2X AND my 3X Kenko TC's shot at ISO 12800 1/1250 f/6.3 (I think that makes this 4800MM??)
This one does not have any cropping done to it.

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Oct 14, 2019 03:39 |  #5719

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18943925 (external link)
Thank you Dennis!

On that note here is what I took Saturday Night with my 90D

This one is a cropped 500MM shot at ISO 400 1/1250 f/6.3


This one is 500MM with my 2X Kenko TC shot at ISO 2000 1/1250 f6.3


This one is 500MM with my 3X Kenko TC shot at ISO 2000 1/1250 f6.3 (yes I should have bumped up the ISO but neglected to do so)
This one does not have any cropping done to it.


Here is something I had never done before:
This one is 500MM with my 2X AND my 3X Kenko TC's shot at ISO 12800 1/1250 f/6.3 (I think that makes this 4800MM??)
This one does not have any cropping done to it.

Hi Charles

The image scale on these is quite large for non-telescopic images, so well done.:-)

The full Moon is one of the "worst" phases to shoot, as the illumination is face on producing a flat, shadowless disc. Having said that, you have got some nice details in the craters and mountains at the lunar limb (edge) which are nicely detailed and resolved. Quite remarkable when you consider that you were not using a telescope on a tracking mount.:-D

The "best" detail is usually found along the terminator (dividing line between dark and light) at the 1st and 3rd Quarter Moon, i.e. when the Moon appears as half a disc.

If you can manage to use a tripod and let the Moon drift into the field of view, use Live View and a remote release, you can experiment with slower shutter speeds and lower ISO's too.

Cheers

Dennis

PS - I had a quick edit of #3 using Topaz and Nik Collection Plug Ins in PS CC.


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Oct 14, 2019 06:34 |  #5720

nardes wrote in post #18943954 (external link)
Hi Charles

The image scale on these is quite large for non-telescopic images, so well done.:-)

The full Moon is one of the "worst" phases to shoot, as the illumination is face on producing a flat, shadowless disc. Having said that, you have got some nice details in the craters and mountains at the lunar limb (edge) which are nicely detailed and resolved. Quite remarkable when you consider that you were not using a telescope on a tracking mount.:-D

The "best" detail is usually found along the terminator (dividing line between dark and light) at the 1st and 3rd Quarter Moon, i.e. when the Moon appears as half a disc.


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PS - I had a quick edit of #3 using Topaz and Nik Collection Plug Ins in PS CC.
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Dennis,


Thank you very much for your very kind words for my work on my photos. My photos were all SOOC (straight out of camera) I did no PP work on them other than cropping and resizing.

If you can manage to use a tripod and let the Moon drift into the field of view, use Live View and a remote release, you can experiment with slower shutter speeds and lower ISO's too.

When photographing the moon I ALWAYS use a tripod, and I use Live View, and I use my RS60-E3 remote switch. How would using lower ISO's and slower shutter speeds help my photos?

Thank you for editing my 3rd photo! Oh my gosh that looks magnificent!! It looks too good to be a photo that I took!!

I have Photoshop Elements 15, (but I am not very good with it) and I have used in the past some Topaz add-on's but I have not used them in a long time. Which Topaz add-ons did you use? I am not sure I have these anymore or where to find them on my computer.


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Oct 14, 2019 07:01 |  #5721

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18943905 (external link)
With photos as great as these both are, how in the world can I post my measly photos.

Great photos from both of you!!

Thank you.




  
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Oct 14, 2019 20:01 |  #5722

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18943991 (external link)
Dennis,

>snip. How would using lower ISO's and slower shutter speeds help my photos?

I have Photoshop Elements 15, (but I am not very good with it) and I have used in the past some Topaz add-on's but I have not used them in a long time. Which Topaz add-ons did you use? I am not sure I have these anymore or where to find them on my computer.


Hi Charles

I experimented (but using my tracking mount - so that makes a BIG difference) using different ISO and Shutter settings with my Canon DSLRs and I found that my best image quality was at ISO100 and between 1/30 and 1/60 sec. So, maybe reducing the ISO and slower SS might reveal a sweet spot for your set up, taking into account the limitations of a fixed tripod set up.

In PS CC, I find that the Nik Plug In DETAIL EXTRACTOR and the Topaz labs Plug In DETAIL (Micro Contrast Enhancement) at their default settings, make the image appear more detailed without being too crunchy. They seem to map the tones in a flat looking image to make the processed image pop on screen.

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Oct 14, 2019 20:27 |  #5723

My first attempt with my 7D2 attached to a Celestron C5.
Image is not cropped - was hard to get the whole moon in the image - can't wait for a 1/4 or 1/2 moon.
Need a stronger tripod head though - was very difficult getting it adjusted and staying in the shot without the setup drooping. lol.
I found my cropped images with the 70-200 with 1.4x attached a bit sharper though...

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Oct 14, 2019 20:48 as a reply to  @ nardes's post |  #5724

I like to use Topaz Adjust but it also doesn't give you fine control of detail, just some general options. Also, I agree about the shutter speeds. I'm able to use 1/40 - 1/60s at long focal lengths (though my scope is not the greatest). The below is a shot I took with my scope (Celestron Power Sekker 80EQ - 900mm) and 2x and 1.4x kenko clone TC stacked (2-shot panorama). The results at full resolution were not great because of the TCs and my scope optics, so I usually don't stack them.

Also, I usually stack images and process to get better sharpness and detail but below is an example of a single image I took the other day.


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Oct 14, 2019 22:20 |  #5725

This is as far as I can reach with my crop camera and longest lens. You guys with the telescopes kind of make me wish I had a … I'm not jealous, I'm NOT jealous.:rolleyes:


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Oct 14, 2019 23:05 |  #5726

DrMitch wrote in post #18944457 (external link)
My first attempt with my 7D2 attached to a Celestron C5.
Image is not cropped - was hard to get the whole moon in the image - can't wait for a 1/4 or 1/2 moon.
Need a stronger tripod head though - was very difficult getting it adjusted and staying in the shot without the setup drooping. lol.
I found my cropped images with the 70-200 with 1.4x attached a bit sharper though...


Is there a focal reducer for the C5, I found my best moon photos were with the Celestron focal reducer on my C6.


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Oct 14, 2019 23:47 |  #5727

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Is there a focal reducer for the C5, I found my best moon photos were with the Celestron focal reducer on my C6.

Beautiful!


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Oct 15, 2019 00:32 |  #5728

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This is as far as I can reach with my crop camera and longest lens. You guys with the telescopes kind of make me wish I had a … I'm not jealous, I'm NOT jealous.:rolleyes:
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Thats a very nice image with a camera only I wish I could get one that good I will have to keep trying I'am not jealous either ߘ


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Some rather wild Lens Flare from the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens - taken at 9:28pm on the Winter Solstice last year.


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Moon with Earthshine, Jupiter with several of its own moons.... and the International Space Station (ISS) coming into view below.
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Saturn (lower right) approaching the Moon for occultation earlier this year over Sydney Australia - August 12, 2019
I normally don't bother looking for planets in daylight but I knew where Saturn was going to be this time around.
The sky was still blue because the sun hadn't set yet (or was just setting). Taken at 5:29pm local time.


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Saturn dipping behind the moon at 7:15pm (local time).
It was night by the time the occultation occurred. Hence the black sky.

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