Moon photos


Making clumsy photographic mistakes since 1980
CR Pro
Oct 30, 2016
Here are a couple of quick shots I grabbed of tonight's Pink Moon. IMG_2398.jpg IMG_2423.jpg
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Sep 3, 2019
That would be the Southern cross right at the top and the two 'pointers' a bit lower. Basically our version of the North star
Went and looked it up. I suspected the two "pointers" were Alpha and Beta Centauri (the one time I was far enough south, I had seen them, they are VERY hard to miss). I had forgotten they served as pointers to Crux. It does look like one of the four stars in Crux might be off the top of the image, which made it even less likely I'd recognize it. (And I suspect some stretching up-and-down like with any very wide angle lens.) Crux itself "points" to the south celestial pole, of course, rather than being almost precisely on it like Polaris is.

By use of one of those celestial sphere globes, I think I've identified Triangulum, and I can see where Scorpius ought to be but I can't trace it. Sagittarius wouldn't be quite where I thought it was though, and I still can't trace it either (it may be lower left behind that tree limb rather than where I was looking). Those latter two constellations I can see from here.
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It's not the gear. But it helps.
CR Pro
Apr 18, 2013
Colorado, USA
Moon before the clouds rolled in at sunset.

R6, RF800, RF 1.4x, BR-E1, tripod, DxO PL4. 1120mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/160s

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CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
Moon before the clouds rolled in at sunset.

R6, RF800, RF 1.4x, BR-E1, tripod, DxO PL4. 1120mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/160s

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By coincidence, I also tried out the RF 800 + RF 1.4x at about the same time (next day), but on the R5. We had a very rare clear night and the moon was a strong orange colour. Similar settings to yours.

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CR Pro
Dec 8, 2014
Here is my first attempt at a moon shot with my new R5 (with EF 600 + 1.4 on tripod). It's been cropped to 7X7 from the native 27X18. I'm surprised it came out as good as it did given the amount of turbulence visible when trying to focus at maximum magnification. It was taken during one of our brief clear sky windows, which are few and far between these days. I hope to get another opportunity soon to try for another shot with less turbulence, but I'm at latitude 49 degrees, so this may be as good as I can get.

As a side note, it was easier to find the R5 than the basic EF-RF adapter, which I found surprising.

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Jul 12, 2013
Last night’s pink moon:

adapted EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM @ 300mm on M6 MkII

…transferred to iPhone using Canon Camera Connect, edited/cropped on iPhone and then uploaded to CR using said iPhone.

In other words, these images never saw a traditional ‘computer’…unless a phone qualifies as a computer.
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Kind of fun!
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Apr 5, 2020
Finally got clear sky; this morning's waning gibbous moon.
R5, 500 L IS w/ 1.4 Ext , 1/100 @ f11, cropped jpeg soc.

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