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  1. #11
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    Lol, I guess if you really wanted to do a 10min exposure, find a way of mounting a camera on one of those automated telescope tripods which can track the course of celestial objects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A95_sucka
    Lol, I guess if you really wanted to do a 10min exposure, find a way of mounting a camera on one of those automated telescope tripods which can track the course of celestial objects.
    Ah. It won't work like that. Most if not all astronomical telescopes are set on an axis to match the earth's rotation. The moon rotates around the earth and therefore doesn't follow stellar motions.

    I'm not sure what angle you'd need but I bet it's not 23.4 degrees!

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    Moon shots

    I took a nice one yesterday evening which I put up if this test works as I am nt sure how to post pics on here

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    Moon Shots

    Thats a nice one treasuredude! Handheld or Tripod?

    This one was on a tripod and the result of about 2 dozen pics at wildly varying settings!

    Taken ON a tripod with a DMC FZ20 (my new baby)
    ISO 80
    Shutter 1/10
    Aperture f/8

    Last edited by Lest; 01-14-2005 at 04:52 PM.

  5. #15
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    Mine was taken on a wobbling Walmart tripod. I had to use the self timer to give the tripod time to stop shaking!

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by niknak
    I disagree with the last post - a full moon is actually a sunny landscape.

    If you're just trying to get a clear picture of the moon then there is a fairly easy rule of thumb - the "Sunny 16" rule:
    Almost dead on. The moon surface is somewhat of a dark grey and often yields the best image when you us the "Hazy Bright" values from the "Sunny 16" rule. This would be more like f/11 with the shutter speed set to match the ISO.

    Also, as mentioned already, the moons appearant motion (caused mostly by the earth's spinning rather than the moon's own proper motion) is fast enough to cause motion blur with exposures longer than 1/60 with normal lenses and may require highter speeds (1/250th and up) with long telephotos.

    Of course, when you are photographing the dark earthshine lit, rather than the bright sunlit, portions of a cresent or new moon, you have a rather low light situation that cannot be properly photographed without the type of tracking mount found on astronomical telescopes and then one that has a lunar mode in addition to the common stellar mode. The necessary shutter speed is way too long to get a sharp pix otherwise.

  7. #17
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    Smile

    Taken with my new Canon Powershot S1 IS. This was the best 2 out of about 20 shots...

    10x Optical and 32x Digital zoom
    1/500th Sec
    f/5.0
    ISO400

    I cropped and merged the images for easier on screen viewing.

    Last edited by r0nn13; 01-28-2005 at 10:19 AM. Reason: adding photograph...

  8. #18
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    Great resource page on this

    Quote Originally Posted by GMNelson
    Let's say I want to take some pictures of a full moon. What would be the most appropriate settings for such an image? I have a Sony DSC-F717 and have set it to manual, played around with a few different settings, but have not achieved a very good shot - yet. Suggestions for shutter speed, ISO setting, apeture size, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Would it also be helpful to use a filter of some kind?

    Gracias.
    Look at this article for more information:
    http://www.nightscapes.net/technique...phingMoon.html

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