Moon shot with Olympus e-pm2

georgian82

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This is a shot of the moon using an Olympus e-pm2 and 25 f/1.8 prime lens. I used my homemade 8" reflector telescope (with dobsonian mount) and the image was taken by placing the prime lens over a 25mm eyepiece.

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Thanks Djarum! I would love to see one of your moon pics taken using your reflector as the lens. I don't have a tracking platform (I am in the process of building one) so until then I can only place the camera against the eyepiece for very short exposures.

Cheers!
 

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Thanks Djarum! I would love to see one of your moon pics taken using your reflector as the lens. I don't have a tracking platform (I am in the process of building one) so until then I can only place the camera against the eyepiece for very short exposures.

Cheers!

You don't need to track as long as exposures are short enough.


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georgian82

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Beautiful shot! I guess I will have to get a couple of adaptors for my camera to attach to the focuser and try it...
 

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Those a great shots!! I bought a telescope to try my hand at this.Total failure! cannot get the moon in the objective and the adapters wont allow focusing... Anyway, the size and quality of the image from the telescope is no better that what I can get with a 50-200 zuiko lens and cropping the image. Actually, the cropped images from the camera are better that I can see with the Celestion telescope :frown:



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I don't know anything about astrophotography, having a hard time picturing your setup. The photo is awesome, though!
 

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georgian82 - that is sweet. so sharp
Would it be as sharp without the telescope? Did you do a lot of post processing?
 

georgian82

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Hi Cr0B4r - Thanks! I am not sure how the sharpness would differ if done without the telescope. Keep in mind that moon shots are tricky because the quality of the image depends on other factors besides your own equipment. Sometimes for example you can see a lot of warm current in the moon...almost like when you see warm air rise from the pavement, which obviously degrades the quality of the final shot. I took this picture in a very steady and cold night which helped with all of that.

Finally, that final image is minimally post processed...I think I may have added a bit of contrast but that's about it.

Cheers!
 
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