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08-08-2017, 04:22 AM   #1
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Full moon tonight
Lens: 150-500 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Queensland ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/50s Aperture: F13.5 

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I watched it come up and thought about struggling out in the cold. The cold won!
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I watched it come up and thought about struggling out in the cold. The cold won!
It was a bit cold outside! But with my trusty beany it was bearable and I didn't spend too much time outside.
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OK, you shamed me into it. I went out tonight and had a go. I appreciated Brooke's exposure settings. I used my K-01 with a Pentax 300/f4, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/125.



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On a clear night, a full Moon is EV14 at ISO100 or about 1 stop less than a bright Sunny Day aka Sunny 16. So f11 at 1/100sec and ISO 100 works. But you and your tripod are spinning about while the Earth rotates so shutter speed needs to be a little faster. F8 at 1/200 and ISO100 or its equivalent exposure of f8 at 1/400 & ISO 200 will do. I had to add another stop on this to compensate for my 1.5X TC.
Thanks Brooke for your settings. Yours is a brilliant image. Here is the one with your recommended settings at ISO 200
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I know that the orientation of the constellations changes depending on where you are on the earth, but I just realized you can also get a rough idea of the latitude someone is at from a moon shot. The bright white crater on the right is about 90 degrees in my image, maybe 93 degrees for FreeSpirit9, and I would guess about 145 degrees for Brooke. I am 28 degrees south. So I estimate that FreeSpirit9 is somewhere around the latitude of the Sunshine Coast to Bundaberg and Brooke is North Carolina (according to location) but the image could be taken somewhere a bit south of there (??) Well, I find it interesting, but that's just me!
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I'm at Latitude 35.680596
Obvious "eyeballing" the craters to estimate latitude is not very accurate. But it does give a fair indication. By the way, that is a nice eclipse series.
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Nice shots. Was it hard by the way?

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Nice shots. Was it hard by the way?

The setting were Lens: 150-500 Camera: K5 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/50s Aperture: F13.5

The hardest part was getting the focus right.

Full moon tonight - go for it.

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