Mauna Kea (Hawaii) Astrophotography advice?

Started Sep 27, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Re: Mauna Kea (Hawaii) Astrophotography advice?
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In the southern hemisphere the full moon is on the 6th of October. So if you are there around the 11th the moon rises about 50 minutes later each night afterwards. So if you go there around the 11th then the moon will rise about 2 hours + after dark so you should have plenty of time to get your image before it rises.

You could capture the night sky part and then leave your setup and wait for the moon to rise a bit and capture the landscape with the moon up to get a brighter landscape component.

The 18-55 kits lens is excellent at 18mm F2.8 by the way just a tad narrower but still fairly wide. Turn OIS off.

Greg.

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