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Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Kelly » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:12 am

The moon challenge is long over....so how about a place to post those shots you take of all things that glow in the sky....

Quickly experimented with the Moon/Venus/Jupiter threesome last night. Keep your eye on the western sky for the next little while for some great photo opportunities.

Jupiter & the Moon - 25 March 2012
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Brenda » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:34 am

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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Kelly » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:20 pm

Bring on the cow. This is my favorite moon-i-licious shape!
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Kelly » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:29 pm

And now for the most difficult thing I've ever tried to focus on. Not totally successful, but - with a little bit of imagination, you can sort of, kind of, tell it's Jupiter with its 4 largest and brightest moons. I hope someone else feels inspired to give this a try.
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Mikell » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:33 pm

Amazing shots all!

I didn't know it was even possible to see the moons of Jupiter!
I think I need a better zoom! ;)
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Kelly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:06 am

Mikell wrote:Amazing shots all!

I didn't know it was even possible to see the moons of Jupiter!
I think I need a better zoom! ;)

Yeah, well. Ha ha. I'll tell you what. You get a longer lens. I'll get a better tripod and/or my own fully equipped observatory. And we'll meet under the night sky. Plan?
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Matt » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:48 am

Great shots. How many mm did you use to get the jupiter shot?
Not that i will try it--- too cold.
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Kelly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:34 am

Matt wrote:Great shots. How many mm did you use to get the jupiter shot?
Not that i will try it--- too cold.

640 mm equivalent. And then a very substantial crop. If I try it again, ideally, I would like to get a better contrast on Jupiter itself, which will be difficult because the moons are so dim in comparison. It won't happen. Too much effort and not enough patience/motivation. By then I'll be on to a new quest.
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Kelly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:46 am

Matt wrote:Not that i will try it--- too cold.


As far as I know, Jupiter has no plans to secede from the solar system. Wait till it's warmer and then give it a try.
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Matt » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:40 pm

Kelly wrote:
Matt wrote:Great shots. How many mm did you use to get the jupiter shot?
Not that i will try it--- too cold.

640 mm equivalent. And then a very substantial crop. If I try it again, ideally, I would like to get a better contrast on Jupiter itself, which will be difficult because the moons are so dim in comparison. It won't happen. Too much effort and not enough patience/motivation. By then I'll be on to a new quest.

I think you can do a composite. faster exposure on Jupiter, it's blown out. Then a longer exposure for the dim moons, then combine.
I just happen to have 640mm i can try with it it warms up.
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby Kelly » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:08 pm

Yes, I could do a composite. But my thought is "once a cheater, always a cheater." ;)
I'm afraid that I would be tempted, while I was at it, to Photoshop in Jupiter's 59 other moons. :decision:
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Re: Stars, Moon, Planets & ...

Postby hobkyl » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:33 pm

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