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Old Feb 27, 2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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The crescent moon is always more fascinating to photograph than the full moon, because the sun's light casts shadows on its rough surface. Here, around the centre of the inner arc, you can see the crater Theophilus (I'm not an expert on moon, I just learnt it through a google search!), which is approx 100 km wide. There was a thin haze, still it was not much of an obstruction.

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Old Feb 27, 2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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i almost took a moon shot myself last night too, raghu. wish i had now as it woulda been nice to compare. great shot!
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Very interesting moon shot Raghu!!
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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Yes, I would like to see. If you have it, please post.
Saly, since you have LT55, may be you could give it a try tonight or tomorrow - I would like to see how much the lens helps. Since the moon is waxing and gaining brightness, you really don't need a tripod for this shot at 1/50 or faster speeds.
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Very nice rendition of the Moon. I don't care too much for Moon shots for the most part because they all tend to look the same. Yours is different...good job.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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Thank you. Here is another one i took today, showing the sea of serenity and the craters Alexander, Eudoxus and Aristotles in succession on the right. In contrast, the crater Theophilus that was so well visible yesterday has faded into the foreground (marked by arrow)!

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Nice moon shots Raghu. Do you know what causes the halo in the second shot?

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hi Raghu,
as promised for comparison, this is the moon directly over my house now. taken straight off the camera, no teleconverter, tripod was used. taken about half an hour ago at 8.50pm. my balcony is made of wood so a little movement is still visible but all in all im quite happy with the results.

let me know what you think?

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Think about my FZ28! I too wish I had a tele-lens.

Nice pictures, John. The second one is sharper. Your pics have a better resolution and are smooth all over. I see your sky is very clear - we still have a little haze acting like a film, and I think that shows in the discoloration in the border. (JJ - I think that is what it is).

And, thanks for sharing your pictures for comparison.

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I agree with Raghu, Good job John with these shots, I love the second one!
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