The Moon

jpeyton

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My first attempt; used my free Nikkor 70-300mm G lens and free tripod (I love Craigslist) with my D80.

300mm, F/16, 1/15th, ISO 100, cropped, resized, post-processed

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At a curiosity, what was the resolution of the cropped moon (before resizing)?

It looks pretty cool.
 

jpeyton

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Originally posted by: Brainonska511
At a curiosity, what was the resolution of the cropped moon (before resizing)?

It looks pretty cool.
Roughly 490x490. Even with a 10MP sensor, 300mm isn't enough reach IMO.
 

Anubis

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Originally posted by: jpeyton
Originally posted by: Brainonska511
At a curiosity, what was the resolution of the cropped moon (before resizing)?

It looks pretty cool.
Roughly 490x490. Even with a 10MP sensor, 300mm isn't enough reach IMO.
ive shot similar one with my sigma 100-300, you need a 2x TC or a 600mm lens to really get it at a decent size, the sigma 50-500 takes nice moon shots also
 

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I tried last night with my 80-200/2.8 and my D50. Since the moon is so bright, I'm gonna try again tonight, but with stacked 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.
 

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Get a telescope (and maybe a webcam). And don't image the moon when full, much more interresting when half or somewhere in between because of shadows on the terminator showing craters much more clearly.

Here is hint of whats possible:

Moon mosaic at 50% size
 

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