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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:18 PM

the moon

taken thru a 500mm lens. i edited it to enhance contrast/detail using color efex4 by nix software


DSC_0045 by rdking647, on Flickr

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rdking647 Nov 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #1
rdking647 Nov 2012 #2
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #4
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #5
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #14
Sherman A1 Nov 2012 #6
rdking647 Nov 2012 #7
Sherman A1 Nov 2012 #8
rdking647 Nov 2012 #9
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #10
rdking647 Nov 2012 #11
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #12
alfredo Nov 2012 #13

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:23 PM

1. I don't see anything.

Sometimes pics take a while to load, but even with a reload I can't see the moon.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:26 PM

2. helps to include the link


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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:32 PM

3. WOW....

We get good moon views down here on clear nights, very little light pollution, and wouldn't ya know it...I now have old eyes and cannot see the damn thing sharply unless I use the binoculars.
Nice pic, and saves me the trouble to stepping out into the cold.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:36 PM

4. Damn, but that is gorgeous!

The clarity, the detail, the wonder of it!



Thank you...

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:44 AM

5. Wonderful shot. Now on a side note ... your subject line ... the moon.

For many years I wondered why we have never given 'the moon' a name besides 'the moon'. Sure its 'a moon' but it deserves better than 'the moon'. And true it is 'our moon' but is 'the moon' truly befitting.

If an extra terrestrial come to visit and asked, "What is the name of your moon." we'd sound pretty inane answering, "The moon."

It would be a lot cooler if we could answer, "Shiva" or "Cheddar" or "rdking647"

I digress. Again, wonderful shot. Keep them coming.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:41 PM

14. I like Luna.

I realize it just means "moon" but it sounds cooler.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:02 AM

6. Cool!

Just got a 500mm lens and perhaps you would be able to let me know what your settings were for this shot. I am wanting to play with it a bit.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:45 AM

7. sure

iso 1250 1/500 sec f11. is used mirror lock up on the camera. after raising the mirror i waited 10 secs to trigger the shutter

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:05 AM

8. Thank You Kindly,

much appreciated! I will have to give this a try when we get some clear sky.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:30 AM

9. you need clear sky and calm winds

w 500mm lens is a big piece of glass. and your using it at maximum zoom and even then you have to crop (this is a 100% crop) so any vibration of the lens detracts from the sharpness. moderate wind is enough. you also have to try multiple shots. some will be sharper than others just due to wind currents in the upper atmosphere.

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:25 AM

10. If you have multiple shots you can try Registax

http://www.astronomie.be/registax/

This is about 100 frames with a shirt pocket point and shoot camera registered and stacked in Registax, none of the original frames looked anywhere near this good.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:25 AM

11. i wish registax worked on a mac

i tried lynkeos but havent had much success

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:36 AM

12. I see PCs for $30 on Craigslist that would do it, albeit slowly

If you have the room PCs are a disposable appliance these days, we are awash in them and used ones can be had cheap in any metro area of size, someone actually gave me a perfect working WinXP computer the other day.

You could probably get one on Amazon or Ebay for well under $100 with shipping.

If you want to put up some files on a sharing site I'd run them for you and send you the results. I have stuff going on in the background all the time and I've got pretty good with Registax and Deep Sky Stacker both, it doesn't take me long to set up a run if I have the files.



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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:52 PM

13. Great detail

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