D800 Quickie Moon Shots w/2500mm f/10

Started Jul 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Michael Harvey Contributing Member • Posts: 562
D800 Quickie Moon Shots w/2500mm f/10

Bored tonight...so, despite a heatwave...the moon only being about 30 degrees above the horizon...seen over not only my (still warm) driveway, but also my neighbor's roof...

I rolled out the 10" Meade ACF. Didn't bother waiting for the optics to cool...didn't even align it and turn the drive on! Just used it as a 2500mm f/10 telephoto lens.

I reduced the images for posting purposes. #1 and #3 are slightly cropped.

Don't even bother trying to make 'em too much bigger...you'll see the horrible "seeing conditions" (it was like looking down an asphalt highway at noon on a summer day!).

I just tried to shoot "between" the distortions.

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