Moon shots - Sel55-210+VCL-DH1758, -Bower500mm/1758, -Bower1000mm/1758

Started Jun 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Moon shots - Sel55-210+VCL-DH1758, -Bower500mm/1758, -Bower1000mm/1758

W5JCK wrote:

Not bad. What stop did you use? It looks like you need to stop down a bit due to the distortion near the Moon's edges. You will have much better luck if you use a good prime lens of 200mm or higher as zoom lenses are not good for details. Also use a tripod. With the Moon you should be able to use ISO-100 rather than ISO-1600 and that will ensure less noise. Post processing will definitely help to bring out detail.

An astrophotography hobbyist and amateur radio instructor and examiner. Canon EOS T1i and Sony NEX C3.

Actually moonshots are quite easy with the NEX-7. I used my 18-200mm zoom and they came out very clear, -of course not nearly as enlarged as these. All you do is set the camera in night mode and use a good tripod.

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