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Milky Way images with a moon?

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#1 StuartT

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 08:20 AM

I think I already know the answer to this, but is it possible to get decent Milky Way images when the moon is relatively full?

 

I have a dark sky site about half an hour away and I want to use a wide angle lens to get some wide field frames to stack. But the moon is close to full right now, so I assume that would cause problems. And I can't use a filter presumably as the Milky Way is a broadband target?

 

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 08:29 AM

Bright moonlight with a wide angle lens makes for some nasty gradients... I think I'd wait until the moon is darker and choose a focal length and target that's more appropriate to shoot while the moon is full.


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 08:57 AM

You can get "something".  But you're far better advised to shoot the Milky Way on a dark night under dark sky.  Better use of your time.

 

I pretty much shoot only clusters in Moonlight.  They're the targets least affected.


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