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Old Jun 5, 2008, 3:41 PM   #1
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Here are a couple taken a while back The first is a half moon shot at ISO 100 1/160 sec F 8 270MM then cropped to size.

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This one is a full moon (not out a car window:blah taken at ISO 200, 1/200sec, F11, 195mm and cropped to fit.

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Old Jun 5, 2008, 5:11 PM   #3
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Since the moon always keeps the same side facing the earth, I am curious why the perspective seems to be slightly different between these shots. I don't think it is the shadows. If the shots were at different times of the year, the tilt of the earth might account for it but I think you took them about the same time. I didn't check the exif data. Anyway, they're both great shots.

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Thanks for the kind words Cal. The pictures were taken within a few days of each other from our front yard. The first was Oct 1, 2006 at 11:17pm the second Oct 7, 2006 at 9:37pm. I guess the tilt of the earth was enough to make a difference. I had not really thought about it.:?

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Has anyone shot the moon through a telescope? Id like to know how good a shot of a crater would be or how much detail can be seen and how close. Im in the market for a good telescope but am afraid after a few shots Id get bored and store it away.

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Great shots. Especially the first. Wonderful detail.
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Old Jun 6, 2008, 9:34 AM   #7
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I guess the tilt of the earth was enough to make a difference. I had not really thought about it
I think it is more likely the rotation of the earth. Your photos were shot at different times, about two hours difference. That's 30° rotation, enough to create a slightly different view of the moon. AlanT, you're the resident scientist. What's your take on this?

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(edit) It might also be a difference in camera angle!
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Old Jun 6, 2008, 8:13 PM   #8
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Very nice, Mugmar.

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Nice and sharp....good detail! :-)

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Excellent photos!

I notice that the dark patches at bottom right in the first shot have rotated approx 90 degrees to top right in the second. Is it possible that one is cropped from a vertical and one from from a horizontal format frame, with one of them unrotated?

If this is the case, and if one is through a car window, I trust that the unusual orientation is not due to any 'interesting' activities within the automobile. It goes to show that one should carry a camera at all times.
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