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Old Apr 12, 2006, 8:42 AM   #1
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This is a shot through clouds
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 8:43 AM   #2
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 8:50 AM   #3
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That large photo is very good.
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That last shot looks good and sharp.
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 8:51 AM   #5
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last one, and I hope I haven't overdone the moon topic. My attempts the other nite with the TCON 17 were less than desirable.

Thanks for looking, commenting, and putting up with yet another moon series.

Jerry :roll:
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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Itlooks like we are going to have cloudy conditions here for the next few days too. Do you remember which settings you had the camera on for the first photo?

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Old Apr 12, 2006, 2:07 PM   #7
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Camera settings for moon covered with the clouds

[Camera]
Exposure Time = 1.3"
F Number = F9
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 80
Exif Version = Version 2.2
Date Time Original = 2006-03-11 20:50:47
Date Time Digitized = 2006-03-11 20:50:47
Components Configuration = YCbcr
Compressed Bits Per Pixel = 4
Exposure Bias Value = +0.33EV
Max Aperture Value = F2.83
Metering Mode = CenterWeightedAverage
Light Source = unknown
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 88.8mm
Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
Color Space = sRGB
Exif Image Width = 1024
Exif Image Height = 768
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
File Source = DSC
Scene Type = A directly photographed image




Hope this helps. The camera lens was full zoom (420mm) with TCON17 attached.
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Old Apr 12, 2006, 2:13 PM   #8
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To Genece and Ladyhawk, many thanks for the kind comments. The nite before I took about 60 shots in program mode. All were just a bright ball. I decided to try again last nite, putting the camera in aperture mode and playing with shutter speed.

Even though the camera kept telling me the exposure was wrong, I liked what I saw. One problem I have is sometimes I press the button all the way down without giving the camera time to focus. Guess I'm just to used to point and shoot. LOL, but things are improving.

Merci Beaucoup
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I find I get the best results setting the focus and exposure manually. I think it has to do with the extreme contrast between the moon and sky causing AF and exposure to be a little off. It definitely takes more work andI have to take a lot of test shots before getting things set just right, but it's usually worth it.

Of course, if it's cold or the mosquitos are biting I just go full automatic! :blah:
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Thanks, I didn't try the manual focus. I find it very touchy or I guess I just am not as steady as I once was. Seems I knock my beer over more often also. LOL, but just get another one.

Thanks for the reply. I will try that. One nite, I plan to get my telescope out and see if I can put the camera next to the eyepiece and get a shot. Don't know if it will work. I have seen the rings of Saturn on the scope. But, then, this may be way above my head.

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