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Old Oct 6, 2006, 8:11 PM   #1
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moon is at perigee. suppose to be 12% bigger tonight. if anyone is interested.

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:27 PM   #2
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It was huge driving home this morning. I raced in to get my camera, got out there and set up and damned if it wasnt behind some clouds. A day late and a dollar short as usual.
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:57 PM   #3
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Thx Roy - almost forgot, glad I just read this. Strapping the Vivitar 120-600 onto the Pentax and out into the back yard. Sky is very clear but unfortunately it is very windy.

BTW - Tonights's moon is the :

Oct. 6, 11:13 p.m. EDT: The Full Harvest Moon. Always the full Moon occurring nearest to the Autumnal Equinox. In one out of three years, it comes in October and 2006 is one of those years.

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http://www.space.com/spacewatch/060113_moon_names.html


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Old Oct 6, 2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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took about 16 images with a a300.. i haven't been lucky with the moon lately. shot them for use with HDR. hopefully i got something.

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Old Oct 7, 2006, 1:05 AM   #5
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It's funny you brought this up - yesterday morning I tried my hand at taking a moon picture with the A 300 lens. That evening I looked at them and realized that I had left the SR on, even though I was using a tripod. I tried again this morning with the SR turned off. While I think the non-SR picture is slightly better (the camera isn't trying to adjust for shake that isn't there), there isn't all that much difference. Both pictures are 100% crops. I took a series of photos using different shutter speeds and I don't remember which ones I used for this comparison.

My moon photos aren't very good - there's an old moon thread where I posted a picture taken not long after I got the DS and used the Kiron 80-200, and the Kiron with a lousy TC (it is now an extension tube). These are significantly better than those were, but they still leave something to be desired, especially when compared to some of the awesome moon shots in that other thread. But I thought the difference between SR and no SR when taken on a tripod was worth showing.

P.S. The shadow over the bottom of the top photo is a leaf - I didn't notice that I was that close to the cottonwoods yesterday - but what do you expect for 4am?

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Old Oct 7, 2006, 7:24 AM   #6
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i've got a family reunion to go to today and can't process till later. hopefully i have something.

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Old Oct 7, 2006, 8:43 AM   #7
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hmmmm
the moon is up here now
i will go try some shots

i have never been very successful at this
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Old Oct 7, 2006, 8:49 AM   #8
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is it tomorrow there as well?? hehe

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Old Oct 7, 2006, 9:32 AM   #9
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a humble attempt A300
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Here's a link to a simple tip from Scott Kelbyfor shooting the moon.

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