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Old Jun 12, 2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Canon 40D APS sensor (1.6 crop)
Canon 400 5.6L lens
Sigma 2X teleconverter
Manual focus on Tripod

There was a breeze which I think made the tripod a bit less steady. Nevertheless...


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Old Jun 12, 2008, 12:10 AM   #2
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Here's an extreme crop. Man, that ol' moon has been pounded a million times!

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As I gaze on the photos submitted by members over the last few days I am awed and humbled by the fact that Galileo, Newton and others of similar ilk had equipment feeble by todays standards but used what they had and their observations and immense skill to ferret out the secrets of the universe.

I doubt I could have figured out that Jupiter had moons based on observations made with a 32X telescope?

My amateur moonshot shows the craters of the moon, Galileo used more primitive equipment and figured this out some 400 years ago. This sort of makes me take pause and keeps my ego under control.

By the way Walter, exceptional shots.






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Old Jun 12, 2008, 1:32 AM   #4
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Outstanding Walter. to the Max!

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Old Jun 12, 2008, 7:05 AM   #5
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Awesome!
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Stunning! well done.
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Very good Walter, It does not seem the wind effected the tripod much at all

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Jun 12, 2008, 2:33 PM   #8
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Outstanding shots, Walter! I may get a chance tonight to try my 2x300 lashup tonight. That's a 300mm zoom with 2x extender.

Selvin, I saw a program just a few days ago about Jupiter and all of the space probes we have sent to observe. In the program, they said that 63 Jovian moons have been identified so far. Who knew? Certainly not Galileo.

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Old Jun 12, 2008, 8:10 PM   #9
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Thanks, everyone. Additional info about the shot.

ISO 200
F11
1/640 sec.
Shutter priority
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Nice, Walter.
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