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    Super Moon

    Saturday the moon was at perigee, closest in 18 years. Night was clear. I hooked up my 5dmkii to a Meade ETX telescope, used live view to focus, and experimented with exposure. Here is the result:
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    Re: Super Moon

    Looks nice Alan. Pretty dang clear too
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    Re: Super Moon

    Telescope? That's cheating .

    Here's my attempt with a Sony A55 and Minolta 100-300 APO (and cropped):


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    Re: Super Moon

    mathomas: Nice shot.

    I used the telescope because it lets you see tbe craters and the rough surface of the moon at the edges. Not sure you can see that in the low res file posted. It was pretty amazing, and the file is good enough to enlarge significantly. The Meade ETX I used is more than 20 years old not very sophisticated, about an F/13 equivalent but a moon image will almost fill a 35 mm size frame. The scope is pretty good for the moon and not so good for anything else. I guess I can drag it out every 18 years for a perigee moon.

    I would say it was fun, but to get it right I was out for a couple of hours, freezing my backside off.
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    Hehe. Well, I think your results were worth the freezing (isn't that always the way, with astronomy/astrophotography?).


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