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seemolf Sep 13, 2006 2:32 PM

The FZ5 is not perfect for astronomy, it does not even have an astronomic price! ;-)
Eight seconds exposure time is not enough for serious low light photography.
But the moon has daylight conditions.

It was time to test my "tcon100" again with this special piece of "cheese":

FZ5, 6* zoom, pentacon 1.8/50mm reversed, beroflex 8.0/500mm

Two 100% crops (sorry downside up..):

this one with 20% neatimage

tech - as shown before:
(as Fred once said: the frontlens is already half ways to the moon)

this is part of:

I hope somebody still likes pictures of "antique" cameras.


annie57 Sep 13, 2006 2:39 PM

WOW!!! I feel like I am looking at a book on astronomy!!! Fantastic!!!!

D.Ann Sep 13, 2006 2:55 PM

Great shots! I am impressed! Donna

seemolf Sep 13, 2006 3:14 PM

thanks Annie and Donna!

For those interested in the technique:

This combination of lenses has minimal purple fringing, so there are "converters" with more than 1.7 magnification!

To increase sharpness in this case, only the green channel was taken. Most lenses are optimized to focus on the green colours. The red and especially the blue channel show more "grain" (I like this word better than the N-word).
I tested neatimage, but the images looked as if a zero was added to my FZ5 at the end ;-) (sorry for that remark!)
Some playing with USM (circle 0.3 80%) and contrast........

Combining images with registax will increase the quality. What helps with webcams, will show some effect with the FZ5 too!


HarjTT Sep 13, 2006 6:17 PM

Hi Sven

THose are possibly the best moon shots posted on the forum period:cool:.

Now regards the setup - all I can think of is WOW!




bayourebel Sep 13, 2006 7:17 PM

I second Harjtt. There is nothing else left except to have your own observatory.

Bootneck3 Sep 13, 2006 7:31 PM

So impressive that I have to add my own amazement at such fantastic pictures.

Must admit the technical explanation is way over my head.


Narmer Sep 14, 2006 7:00 AM

Simply great, although not the best moon shot I have seen (but the best ones were shot with far more expensive tools)

Also the posted pic is amazing for its size, but at half width and with more sharpening it would be much better resolution-wise.

willow1 Sep 14, 2006 8:20 AM

w0w :G

unreal m8t now thats a macro :|shot if I ever saw one !!!!

seemolf Sep 14, 2006 9:56 AM

thanks for the kind remarks.

here is another one.....
Different contrast settings, high pass sharpening, no NR.
The red numbers are the landing sites of the corresponing Apollo missions.


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