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Old Dec 29, 2004, 3:27 PM   #21
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I'm new to posting so this is my first shot at this. I've been readingposts on moon shots for a while trying to figure out how to get something decent. I shot this last night. FZ20, T-con 14B, F5.6, 1/200, Exposure -1/3, tripod.

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Old Dec 29, 2004, 3:44 PM   #22
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bobc and squirl033,

You guys are great. I wish my science students would reason things out the way you two have. squirl033 is basically correct. At 240,000 miles distance the moon is basically a flat disc. The main reason we can see the details of the craters is due in large part to our brain trying to interpret what we are seeing.
Below is a cool example of what I mean. The picture of the small mountain is like the one in Australia, Ayres Rock. Our brains know that mountains cast shadows in a certain way so it helps us see the correct shape.
Or does it?

Now turn the picture over. What do you see?

Tricky eh?
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Old Dec 29, 2004, 3:47 PM   #23
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Here is the picture turned over. Just so you don't hurt yourselves trying to stand on your heads.
It's the Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona.






P.S. Since the moon is basically just shades of grey anyway, I have found that shooting in black and white yields a nice result too.

Happy New Year,
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Old Dec 29, 2004, 6:54 PM   #24
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nice image! that add-on teleconverter makes a big difference, doesn't it?
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Old Dec 29, 2004, 7:55 PM   #25
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Thanks...Yes - itreally makes a difference. I shot several pics last time the moon was full but they all turned out horrible so after a bunch of reading and adding the T-con - - - i will just call it beginners luck.

This forum is great - very helpful for figuring things out. I don't have muchphotography experience - well, basically none since High School way too many years ago, so the learning curve is pretty steep right now.


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Old Dec 29, 2004, 10:30 PM   #26
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I took this one a few frames after the first one on this thread, using max optical and digital zoom... it's not too terribly bad, but obviously not as sharp as the image without the digital zoom...
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 9:24 PM   #27
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Hello you wonderful lot of people, guess its my turn to moon shooting, took this one last night, it is the best I got and in Black and white 1/80 sec, F2.8, ISO 80, and on 'P' mode. Oh yeah and I managed to get the Bloody power line looks like some-one cutting off the top of an egg!!!!!! Guess I'll get better as I'm sure all of us will.....one day.

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 11:25 PM   #28
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I was THIS close to getting the moon, but he pulled his pants up too quick...

Sorry, just HAD to do it....

I do most of my sky photography on film through an 8" telescope, but now that I have the FZ20, that all might change!

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Old Dec 31, 2004, 7:23 PM   #29
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Here's my moon pic using an FZ3.
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Old Jan 6, 2005, 1:03 AM   #30
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Itook some moot shots b4 and got the white ball too.

then I tried a few different camara setting...here is one that I got at the shutter speed of 1/500.
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