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.
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An astrophotography hobbyist and amateur radio instructor and examiner. Canon EOS T1i and Sony NEX C3. http://www.w5jck.com

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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