Saturday, October 20, 2012

Quarter Moon Over Arizona

A nice quarter-moon last night, casting shadows and demanding attention.
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Still high in the sky, shots are fairly crisp. Above is a 1/30-second shot at ISO 100 using a Celestron 6" refractor as a prime-focus lens for my Nikon D5100 DSLR.
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As the moon sinks, it gets oranger and sharp focus is impossible. This is a 1/5-second shot.

Posted by Dave

2 comments:

  1. Amazing detail. I've never seen the moon like that, up close and personal.

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    1. I love to play with my telescope! I only wish I could make money with it. Sigh.

      Dave

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