Moon

I haven’t managed to do any astronomy for a while because the weather has been so bad. However, last night there was a brief break in the clouds and the moon shone through. It was just enough time to set up my telescope in the front garden and attach a DSLR. You might think the […]

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My best moon picture so far

Usually when it’s a clear night and the moon is out, I’ll have a go at photographing it. Last night there was actually a full moon and it was the first clear night in a week or two, so I got snapping. Technically, this is my best moon picture so far, using a Canon 450D […]

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The moon again

Yep, it’s the moon again – but this time through my new lens. It’s a Tokina 400mm f/5.6 prime for Canon FD mount, with 2× teleconverter, mounted on my Canon DSLR with a corrective adapter. For those who don’t know or care about lenses – this is my zoomiest lens so far. I also stacked […]

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Super-moon

Tonight is the “supermoon“, apparently. It’s the closest it’s been since 1992 and should look larger and brighter. Delving a little deeper into the numbers, it is only a small percentage closer and the effects probably won’t be visible to the naked eye, without some sort of measuring equipment. Whatever. We all know I love […]

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The moon in motion

These photos of the moon were taken three minutes apart each. It’s surprising how quickly the moon moves across the sky! I plan to revisit this idea when the moon is lower in the sky, and incorporate some trees or buildings

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Full moon

It’s a full moon tonight, so here’s yet another picture of the moon. I’m fascinated by that rock. This time I played with other “props” to complement the moon – in this case, next door’s hedge.

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Full moon

It’s very clear tonight, and there’s a full moon. I’ve tried photographing the moon many times before, but I think this is the best attempt so far. It’s probably due to bits of experience that I’ve gained, such as: mirror lock-up to ensure a shake-free picture stopping down to increase sharpness spot metering to ensure […]

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