Moon shoots

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by Rabid_dog, May 17, 2013.

  1. Rabid_dog

    Rabid_dog Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Burbank CA
    Rick
    My First pic's of the moon
    Taken with G5 + 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6

    1/25 sec at f/11, iso160
    Moon-1.

    1/15 sec at f/11, iso 160
    Moon-2.
     
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  2. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    I like the second one better than the first.Make sure you use a tripod, you will be able to achieve sharper images. Spot metering is working best in AF for the lens you are using.Also give a try to take photo with 1/100 or 1/150 sec it produced good images for me.Keep up working! Moon is a hard thing to capture!
     
  3. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    Agreed the movement of the moon makes faster speeds worthwhile, whilst DOF is not an issue. At reasonable magnifications it traverses the field of view supprisingly quickly.
    I usually stick to manual exposures for the moon. It's constantly lit, depending on the focal length and composition the surface of the moon may not fully cover the center exposure sensor.
     
  4. Rabid_dog

    Rabid_dog Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Burbank CA
    Rick
    Thanks for the tip will try the faster shutter speed
     
  5. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Share your results and be patient with the moon. It may take a while but when you get the proper shot you 'll be excited with the result! Good luck!
     
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    LowTEC Mu-43 Regular

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  7. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    This is one i took some time ago with Samyang 500mm f6.3. Haven't done a lot of work in Lightroom but it is a fair shot for me. Taken at MF and 1/300s.
    Don't worry about gathering light, the moon is pure and powerful light by itself. Try setting your iso between 100 and 200 the most and give it a go.

    1020219.


    This one is one of my first taken with the 45-175 panny. Good luck! :thumbup:

    1010594.
     
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  8. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Taken with the Tokina RMC 400/5.6

    8598990404_78411393a7_c.
    Moon by Zarako, on Flickr
     
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  9. mharges

    mharges Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Washington State
    I found this photographer's blog via Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). He has a number of tips for photographing the moon: Frequently Asked Questions | Capturing the Night

    Atmospheric conditions will also affect the quality of your shot. The shot below is the best I've been able to achieve and it was taken on a cold still night last December with the Panasonic 100-300. In April we had a week of really clear weather here in Seattle that coincided with a nearly full moon and even with the clear skys I couldn't get a good shot because of the air. I could actually see a shimmer from the turbulence in the upper atmosphere when I hit the manual focus magnify.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/47361582@N00/8305050380/" title="Moon 2012-12-20, 16x10 by mlharges, on Flickr"> 8305050380_fdf502cb34_c. "800" height="500" alt="Moon 2012-12-20, 16x10"></a>
     
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  10. Rabid_dog

    Rabid_dog Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Burbank CA
    Rick
     
  11. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    moon of yesterday (exposure stacking)

    4ugzcy.
     
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  12. alotmoore

    alotmoore Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 27, 2012
    New York
    Taken with Tokina 70-210mm f/3.5 & RMC Tokina Doubler
    f/11, iso200



    _5185394 by alotmoore, on Flickr
     
  13. Rabid_dog

    Rabid_dog Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 5, 2012
    Burbank CA
    Rick
    Tried another sot at the moon tonight

    8775235075_0b6a90d2c0_b.
     
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  14. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Takis
    Definitely this is a better shot than the previous ones! Now you can work a little with your photo editor in order to reduce your background noise which is present in your current shot.Lightroom is a very good program with lots of parameters that can enhance your shot! Keep shooting you are getting better results already!:thumbup:
     
  15. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Find something that has a small radius despeckle for more specific action than the unknown action in LR.

    FocusMagic is pretty good, IRIS is free but hard to use and exceptionally powerful, there are others.
     
  16. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
    Took this with the omd & 45mm. Its more moon and trees than 100% moon shot.
    P5240140.

    -Joe
     
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  17. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam
  18. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sam

    Makes me wanna break out my Castlevania games :biggrin:
     
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  19. suntoryjim

    suntoryjim Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 6, 2013
    Setting of the full moon over San Francisco this morning (luckily, the fog was cooperative...but just barely).

    Canon FD 135, E-PL5, F8@1/320 ISO200.
     

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  20. CarlG

    CarlG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 6, 2013
    Tampa, FL
    Carl
    :)
     

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