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Old Mar 28, 2006, 10:58 PM   #21
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Really a great shot....

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Old Mar 29, 2006, 10:43 AM   #22
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Have you noticed most of the detail of the various moon shots is in the boundary areas between the shadow and light? Where the shadows are long. In the craters for example.






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Old Sep 12, 2006, 7:18 PM   #23
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Thats the kind of shot I would like to get with my CP 5700, What lens do I need?
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 8:57 PM   #24
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here is my moon shoot!

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Old Oct 30, 2006, 11:31 PM   #25
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I just bought a Canon S3IS yesterday and decided to try a moon shot tonight. This is my first time using a real camera. I upgraded from some $60 apex target camera

Anyways, here were my settings for this shot.

Shutter Speed 1/150
Lens Aperture F/3.5
Exposure time 1/160sec
Exposure Compensation -1step

I think it came out pretty good for my first try. I still have no idea how to use my camera.
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 8:35 AM   #26
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This is mine. D50, Televue Ranger at prime focus (480mm f/6) Cropped, sharpened, and resized to 300ppi with bicubic smoother in Photoshop CS.

Tip: Without a mirror lock, astro shots can be stabilized by opening the shutter with the aperture blocked by cardboard held in front. Wave the cardboard away from the lens momentarily for the exposure. By setting aperture to allow exposures in the range of 1/30 or longer, it's easy to guestimate accurate exposures. For deep sky, of course, keep it open much longer.
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Old Nov 1, 2006, 5:48 AM   #27
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Hi All !

It's my experience that best detail is obtained with partial moon shots ... at or near full moon the lighting from the sun is virtually square on so there is little or no shadow, hence shots lack contrast, and look somewhat flat. Whereas with a waxing or waning moon there is some shadow, shots have more detail and appear sharper ... my two cents worth. Unfortunately at the moment I can't lay hands on shots to illustrate this. ... Jack
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Old Nov 1, 2006, 6:55 PM   #28
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2x post

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Old Nov 7, 2006, 8:25 AM   #29
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i am getting better at taking moon shots,
thanks to all your helpful comments.
i have been reading the site and have come on a long way since i first started taking night shots
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 8:26 AM   #30
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this is another one, problem with the fuji is it has not got image stabilisation,
but i am really pleased with the quality i am now achieving
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