I went out early on the morning of November 25 and went to work. Where I work there is a 5 story parking garage with a clear view of the sky. I parked on the upper most floor and went to the east side and looked for the moon. I almost missed it because it was so thin and there was a good deal of light pollution in that direction. (It was a thin light brown crescent on a dark brown background.)
I had brought my Canon 550d, my 800mm mirror lens, and my Skywatcher GTi goto mount. I also had a 2x tele-extender which meant I was at 1600mm.
I tried to take a movie, but the display would not show anything. When I set up a still I saw why. To get an underexposed shot I had to run up the ISO to 6400 and the exposure time to 1/6th of a second.
Still, I am glad I tried it. I have a handful of stills which I will try to process later. But I am also planning another try Christmas day. I am wanting to back off to a 300mm lens which should be faster. (I need to work out the light budget and see if I can get down to an exposure that will allow 30 frames/second.) I also have a cheap 70mm f=400mm telescope I could try. At this size I can get raw movies via magic lantern.
The image is an unprocessed still only modified for size and resolution for the forums.
Any suggestions on how I might improve this shot or do better for my Christmas expedition is appreciated.