I cowboyed a few moon shots this morning using a Nikon D3000 and an Orion 80mm refractor as a prime-focus lens. Normally I'd do a polar alignment and a 3-star calibration to track the moon, but I didn't have time. So I just used the hand controller to manually follow the sinking moon.
The above shot has a shutter speed of 1/80 second. ISO 200. A bit overexposed.
1/125 second shot here. Just about right. As the moon starts to set, though, shutter speed needs to be longer. Thicker atmosphere = less light.
Visibly oranger, this shot is 1/25 second. The thicker atmosphere does not allow for really crisp focus.
Posted by Dave