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Moon shot
Posted By: wildman, 10-07-2011, 09:25 PM

Fairly clear tonight with a slight halo so got out the 1000mm achromat...

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Now THAT is a real nice moon shot. Are you sure your lens is not the Hubble?
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Slight misalignment there but wow very detailed.
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Thats spectacular wildman.Lens vendors going to throw "hissy fit" over this.

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Let me add my WOW. Very cool.
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Nope, I can now confirm that there are not E.T on the moon. Nice detailed image!
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marvelous moon capture... the detail is amazing! dave m
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That's very impressive!

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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Slight misalignment
I'm not sure what you are referring too -

You do understand its two entirely separate posted files - Top and bottom half?
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Thats spectacular wildman.Lens vendors going to throw "hissy fit" over this.
Bill,

I think I have an advantage over most others apart from the gear for astro shots.

I live in an entirely rural county of only about 20000 people with no industry to speak of. I live in the county seat with a population 1500.
Under the right conditions the night air can be stunningly dark and clear with little or no man made pollution - light or otherwise.

Its a big advantage for this type of shot or often for distant terrestrial wildlife tele shots as well. It's one of the reasons I retired here.
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That is pretty cool.
Just wondering why the two shots, an image from a 1000mm refractor should fit on the APS-C sensor as long as it is prime focus. Right?. Or did you use converter or something else.

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That is pretty cool.
Just wondering why the two shots, an image from a 1000mm refractor should fit on the APS-C sensor as long as it is prime focus. Right?. Or did you use converter or something else.
Right - prime focus only.
And you are right the moon fits well within the single FF RAW shot.

First of all I did what I did to get around the forum posting limits of 1024x700px for a single file as much as possible.

1. Made a 100% crop of the moon with a bit of margin around the edges at an aspect ratio of 1:1.
2. Sized this crop down to 1024x1024px.
3. Cropped the top half of (2) to 1024x512px and saved.
4. Cropped the bottom half of (2) to 1024x512 and saved.
5. Posted files 3 and 4 in the proper order so they would give a good idea what the original full uncropped 1024x1024 file looked like.

I think this gave me maximum quality within the posting limits of the forum and think they line up pretty well on my monitor for all practical purposes.

Of course it would have been easy to just post a single 700x700px shot and take the the hit in quality and impact thus:

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