19 Feb 2010
I looked out this evening and saw a crescent moon and decided it might be worth taking a peek with my "Optus" scope - the only thing I was missing was another tripod which I'll have to get so it meant having to be "extra" careful in steadying the camera whilst interfacing. The first 6 or 7 shots were frankly not worth looking at however I kept shooting in quick succession and managed to capture a half decent image. I did have to reduce the exposure as it is surprising just how much light is emitted - but here is the result, I suspect that with more practice and a second tripod might yield a better result - still, I am a total novice at Astro photography so am always open to comments that might improve results. I have an old Pentax SLR that still works with a 600mm Telephoto - I'd like to get that running again and see what happens - trouble is I'd have to digitize the photos after wards - plus of course the "waiting" for developing !
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