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Lunar Photography: No Telescope Required

Started by AlanFrench, 11/08/2016 04:21PM
Posted 11/08/2016 04:21PM Opening Post
I've been using a Canon SX50 IS for a couple of years now, largely for bird photography. Lately I've been experimenting with lunar photography. When mounted on a tripod its 1200mm 35mm equivalent focal length optical zoom is quite adequate to produce nice shots of the Moon.

Here is one from last night. It was cropped and tweaked a little in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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Posted 11/08/2016 04:25PM #1
Here's an Election Moon, which is rarer than a "supermoon."

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Posted 11/08/2016 05:05PM #2
Those are very nice! I can see you sharpened them. Do you know what is the true focal length and F#?

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