Help with a moon shot

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Vikas M Gore
Vikas M Gore Senior Member • Posts: 2,250
Help with a moon shot

This was my first try to shoot anything in the night sky. It was an unusually clear night (well, for Singapore in December) and I spotted this crescent already fairly high in the sky and therefore smallish. But I had a new (used) Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm mounted on a Leica CL, so I decided to move the tripod on to the terrace.

I don't really like the result and I wonder how and if if anyone can suggest if it can get better than this.  The first shot is the full APS-C frame - so 430mm equivalent. The second shot is a crop from the same frame.

I guess for a start I could have lowered the ISO speed since the camera was already on a tripod.

the full frame

the crop from the above photograph

Any advise appreciated.

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