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A few first attempts of the moon

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Hi all I know I shouldn't have with equipment I got, but I couldn't resist having a go at imaging the moon (Afocal) I have a Skywatcher 150p Dob and a normal 10mp digi camera.

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Hi all I know I shouldn't have with equipment I got, but I couldn't resist having a go at imaging the moon...

Why on Earth not?!? These are great for being your first afocals. :icon_scratch:

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Why on Earth not?!? These are great for being your first afocals. :icon_scratch:

Too right!

I've got the Afocal bug now :D Jupiter is a right pain with a manual scope!

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Thank you guys :icon_scratch: I've tried Jupiter too, but have failed :D. I've got a 2x barlow now so I'll have another go using that, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Well done those are ace... when you say a normal 10mp camera which one do you mean? I have been bought a Nikon D3000 and would love to know what settings you had yours on...

Cheers :)

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Thank you guys! Hi Patbloke I'm using a Panasonic Lumix 10Mp Camera, I set the the film speed (ISO) at 1600, then I underexposed the shot as i was getting whited out on the gbbous moon, I took loads of shots and it really is hit and miss (well for me it was lol). I pretty sure I had left the camera on normal exposure (0) for the crescent moon, and then I did a little processing using Windows Live on both images! Hope that helps (Sorry for the late reply)

Good luck and clear skies

Scott :icon_salut:

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Thanks, was really tempted to have a go last night with the camera again, but ended up surfin the skies and hitting my usual favs... making the most of a clear night!

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