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Hello everyone, recently bought a Canon 600D and a few lenses with the hopes of getting into astrophotography. Not had much clear sky since I bought the camera and being in the middle of a city during lockdown, I haven't had much chance to use it yet but below is my first attempt at lunar photography taken last night. Any constructive criticism welcome. Looking forward to getting out more and improving this year. Also my first attempt at editing in Photoshop.

 

Cheers

 

Nigel

 

Camera Canon 600D

Lens 200mm Vivitar at f11

100ISO

1/600s

Full Moon 1st Attempt k.jpg

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Welcome to the forum Nigel, I hope you enjoy your visits, if anyone can help then feel free to ask.

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Welcome Nigel. The full moon is not the best target if you want detail, a half moon image will define craters etc far more than a full moon. Your exposure looks to be spot on. Maybe you could open the lens up another couple of stops and increase the shutter speed, it will help if there is a lot of turbulence.

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Hi Nigel, welcome to the forum and your new hobby. One decent image and your hooked for life.

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Great first shot Nigel. I would echo what Brian says and try for other shots when the moon is in its phases as there is a great deal of detail to be seen when it is not full. You can also take short movies of the moon (probably 1000 frames max) and run it through free software like AutoStakkert and it will choose the best shots and stack them all together to increase the SNR, clarity, compensate for atmospheric disturbance and few other things to make your images pop.

Welcome to the forum and to the hobby of astrophotography.

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On 2/28/2021 at 9:58 PM, Jkulin said:

Welcome to the forum Nigel, I hope you enjoy your visits, if anyone can help then feel free to ask.

Thanks much appreciated

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On 2/28/2021 at 10:26 PM, AstronomyUkraine said:

Welcome Nigel. The full moon is not the best target if you want detail, a half moon image will define craters etc far more than a full moon. Your exposure looks to be spot on. Maybe you could open the lens up another couple of stops and increase the shutter speed, it will help if there is a lot of turbulence.

Cheers thanks for the feed back will definitely be trying to get some more shots of the moon. My main interest is deep sky objects and the milkyway so will post some pictures when I get out to attempt those. Thanks again

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On 3/1/2021 at 8:16 AM, MartinS said:

Hi Nigel, welcome to the forum and your new hobby. One decent image and your hooked for life.

Thank you Martin

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4 hours ago, TerryMcK said:

Great first shot Nigel. I would echo what Brian says and try for other shots when the moon is in its phases as there is a great deal of detail to be seen when it is not full. You can also take short movies of the moon (probably 1000 frames max) and run it through free software like AutoStakkert and it will choose the best shots and stack them all together to increase the SNR, clarity, compensate for atmospheric disturbance and few other things to make your images pop.

Welcome to the forum and to the hobby of astrophotography.

Thanks Terry that's really helpful I will certainly have a look at trying that. I did try to stack a small number of images using photoshop but it seemed to make the image even more fuzzy so I didn't use it. Will look into AutoStakkert thanks. Will let you know how I get on

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Hi Nigel and welcome.  Hope you enjoy it here and your new hobby.  Beware though - it's highly addictive. 😀😀

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