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#1 drotto25

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:05 PM

These are not amazing AP photos.  Just some taken with my Sony a6300 using a 70mm to 300mm zoom lens on a regular tripod.  Was a fun experiment.

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#2 Jeffmar

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 09:15 PM

Great start! Back off on the exposure time, lower your ISO or both, and you will get some planetary detail.



#3 drotto25

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 09:35 PM

Great start! Back off on the exposure time, lower your ISO or both, and you will get some planetary detail.

Thanks, I had never tried this before and was just excited to even be able to get the moon's.  Was just seeing what just my camera was capable of. They were both very small in the viewfinder.  It's is cloudy tonight, so not able to try again right now.



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Posted 21 September 2021 - 11:43 PM

Moving to planetary imaging for better fit :)



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Posted 21 September 2021 - 11:58 PM

Thanks, I had never tried this before and was just excited to even be able to get the moon's.  Was just seeing what just my camera was capable of. They were both very small in the viewfinder.  It's is cloudy tonight, so not able to try again right now.

Careful!……it’s really easy to get sucked in to planetary imaging…..300mm turns into 2000mm in a matter of days! 




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