Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shined-On Harvest Moon


Not exactly a full moon. I missed the hunter's moon because of work, high winds, and clouds; nonetheless, kinda sorta full-ish. Anyway, this is a prime focus shot through an Orion 80mm refractor telescope taken with a Nikon D3000; ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 1/200 second. Nikon makes a really cool wireless remote control that lets me snap the shot without touching the camera and causing jiggle.

I tried a wide range of shutter speeds, from 1/10 second to 1/500 second. 1/320 second was the best, exposure-wise, but the above photo had a crisper focus.

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