Lunacy

Posted by @ 12:50 am on Tuesday 22nd January, 2008.
Categories: Astrostuff, Just for fun, Pics

Took a few shots with the D50 + 70-300 lens tonight, the skies were wild with fast-moving broken low cloud, impressively backlit by the full moon, which looks flat without shadows.

First one: handheld stuff only, couldn't be bothered to race upstairs for the tripod. Full manual settings (300mm, f/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 200), minimal tinkering with PS CS3.

 

 

Second one: mounted on the Velbon. Full manual settings (300mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 200), minimal tinkering with PS CS3.

 

 

I'll take a few more next week, hopefully we'll see more depth and contrast as the shadows lengthen.

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3 Responses to “Lunacy”

  1. john hee says:

    Just caught the great pixs Stefs. Back off outside now to carry on the howling. 😯

  2. That is a massive feature at bottom south west - presumably an impact crater? There is nothing else to rival it in the rest of the pic, but what about the non visible side of our moon?

  3. BG! says:

    Originally Posted By Conrad R. (Sir Hugh)
    That is a massive feature at bottom south west - presumably an impact crater?

    That's Tycho, a comparatively small impact crater made more impressive by the large ray-system.

    Originally Posted By Conrad R. (Sir Hugh)
    ... what about the non visible side of our moon?

    I recommend a fine bit of easy-to-use free software for us armchair astronauts - Virtual Moon Atlas.

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