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03-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Show me your full moon from March 19, 2011

The moon is full tonight (March 19, 2011) in the northern hemisphere and closer to Earth than it has been in a long time - it appears about 15% larger than when it is furthest away.

Here is a shot from Denmark at 10:14 pm, K20D, FA*400. It was a clear night, just a little bit of haze.

No postprocessing other than crop and resize, and levels.

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03-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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Looks a lot like mine.



I intend to get some to show more the scale in a few hours.

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You can sure see the K-5 shooters with that green/blue fringing.... Including mine. Click for bigger



Mine was early AM as it was to be and is cloudy tonight.

And Jupiter was pasted in next to the moon as I shot it then as well.
03-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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Here's mine. Not as crisp as I'd like and no competition for the ones you all took, but there was some haze. PP included only a crop and slight reduction in size, and a tweak to levels.




Hope you don't mind, but I liked the moon climbing from behind the cedars:



Both shot at 300mm with a smc DA 55-300mm and K200D at ISO 100. Click to enlarge.

03-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
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looks like the weather here has put any moon shooting out for tonight, thick cloud cover perhaps tomorrow will be better but the moon won't be quite as "super"!
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I realllllllllly wish I had my 300/2.8 on me as the shots would be killer...but all I had was the 80-200mm zoom. Here's what I managed to squeeze out of it:



And I know it's cheating, but here's an earlier shot with the 300mm:



And two other random shots from tonight:


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Don't sell yourself short Tamia.. They look good here.

I set out just at dusk and happened to arrive at the spot just as the moon was rising. Yes, it was really this orange.

24mm


300mm


55mm


The above 3 photos were taken at a location along the Detroit river I frequent a lot, especially when I get a new lens. There were Several people there with all manner of cameras. Some with small credit card sized point and shoots (on tripods), cell phone cameras, and of course, SLRs. One lady who said she forgot her tripod was for some reason using a flash. I can assume she was using a camera that in that lighting condition forces the flash automatically. It could also be she wanted to light up the foreground. Either way, I assume she got what she was after. There was even a guy there who arrived at the same time as me, got his camera all ready to shoot. The next thing I hear is "(explative) I forgot my CF card! Damn, and that's the angle I wanted.".. I don't know what Nikon uses but I know Canon uses CF so I can only assume that's what he had. There is a Reason I rely on the USB cable to transfer my photos. I've been in his spot before but never with anything I couldn't go back to at a later date.

Here's one from my front porch with a 200mm....



I would like to note that if it weren't for this forum, I would not have had any idea that this special lunar event was going to take place.

(cross posted in POTW)


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Took this one last night since tonight haze and clouds are working against me...ISO 100 F9.5 1/30 sec on a Sigma 70-200 v2 HSM with the Sigma 1.4x Tele Converter D300s handheld. Cropped and sharpened a bit
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I was so shocked that for once there were no clouds or rain that I just had to give this Moon thing a try. That is a street lamp in the foreground.




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[re-creating my post, as I removed it but then realized I didn't need to; doff!]
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I realllllllllly wish I had my 300/2.8 on me as the shots would be killer..
Luckily, I did, and matching 2x TC (tho in Sigma form, not Pentax)

For once an astronomical event visible to the human eye lived-up to its hype...

Since I left my tripod in my NYC apartment a few months back, I had to find something to serve as a platform at my home on LI. I ended-up using the banister of my stairs to my deck. Angle and positioning was perfect. Tho I had to wait until after midnight until that could be the case. The original is in my "Before & After" album: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/m8o-albums-before-afters.html

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG + 2X TC | f/6.3 | 1/250s | ISO-80 | Cropped to 1540px then re-sized to 1024px to be suitable for posting

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Not in the same class as many of you fine folks (great work, everybody!), but here's my contribution:



Probably doesn't meet Ole's requirements, so I hope that's OK. My shot's a composite of 55 frames shot at 12:15AM Eastern, with a K-5, 60-250, and Tamron 1.4x TC. As well as stacking and averaging in Photoshop CS5, I also tweaked color, levels, and sharpened, but no other PP.
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QuoteOriginally posted by knoxploration Quote
Probably doesn't meet Ole's requirements
Oops, I didn't read that far. No pp huh? I guess I'm going to have to remove my entry.
Bigger Oops! Just re-read what Ole wrote and I'm pretty sure he was just saying his photo didn't have any pp ... not that all of the photos posted should be unprocessed! ...LOL! And I just deleted my submission. Where did those edit history links go? I could have retrieved my post from that. I guess Adam removed them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by KansasHorizons.com Quote
...And Jupiter was pasted in next to the moon as I shot it then as well.
Holy cow. So it is that! I took a look at this marvelously sharp image in largest form on Flikr then noticed that object in the upper left. And thought, "is that Saturn? no, it couldn't be" (well, Jupiter, ok ; not Saturn? seems like I see major rings tho) Glad to learn it is indeed one of the gas giants.
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JeffJS, your last photo looks really magical!

Here's my contribution. I stood outside and was really amazade when the moon rose, didn't expect it to be so large. I've been out every clear night during the last week, but this was something really special!
Tamron AF 70-300, a bit cropped and desaturated. Sharpness on the moon is non existing.
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400mm lens and 400mm lens with 2x teleconverter, cropped to roughly the same size. I should have used 2 tripods as I was having vibration issues even with a remote and mirror lockup.



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