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    Moon Photo
    Thanks to this thread I did some research, and went outside a few minutes ago and got this shot:



    I took a few more (ok, about 50, lol) but this is one of the best. I love my Sony DSLR I needed to use manual settings or it washed out the moon and just made it a big bright blob.
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    That is an amazing picture.

    All I can see outside is some clouds with a very bright moon behind them

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    Absolutely brilliant photo loxly!!! I have been trying to grab a photo of the moon for ages and all I get is a lovely white spot in the sky ROFL

    Well done !!

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    Use your manual settings if you have them and crank up the shutter speed until it starts darkening the moon.

    This was taken at 100 iso, 1/1000, and 5.6 (for those that understand that lingo )
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    Nice!



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    Your photo makes me feel like Tom Hanks in Apollo 13! Really nice..

    Would love a telescope...

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    The Moon is a great source of H3

    H3 - is gonna be used to power up the fusion reactors and all the other goodies down the line ..

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    nice pic, still daylight in Arizona. I'm waiting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magi
    The Moon is a great source of H3

    H3 - is gonna be used to power up the fusion reactors and all the other goodies down the line ..
    What's that? Hummer H3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teezone
    Your photo makes me feel like Tom Hanks in Apollo 13! Really nice..

    Would love a telescope...
    I'd love a telescope too! That was taken with a 300mm lens on a Sony DSLR that has a built in 2x teleconverter, on a tripod. Effectively making it a 600mm lens.
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    very nice pic!

    last night the moon was exceptionally bright as well, but didnt really look any bigger than it normally is. hopefully tonight, if i remember to catch it, i'll be in for the same treat you just got. im hoping to see some shooting stars too, but that's probably unlikely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greywolf
    What's that? Hummer H3?
    hiya if ur interesting in a good article on H3

    here it is :
    http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...m3_000630.html

    One snip:
    "Scientists estimate there are about 1 million tons of helium 3 on the moon, enough to power the world for thousands of years. The equivalent of a single space shuttle load or roughly 25 tons could supply the entire United States' energy needs for a year, accordingto Apollo17 astronaut and FTI researcher Harrison Schmitt."

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    Basically ... when shtf for energy - the moon and H3 is gonna be the new Black Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    Use your manual settings if you have them and crank up the shutter speed until it starts darkening the moon.

    This was taken at 100 iso, 1/1000, and 5.6 (for those that understand that lingo )

    100 ISO? Have you tried 400? That pic makes me feel great, Iím a lunatic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_bonham
    100 ISO? Have you tried 400? That pic makes me feel great, Iím a lunatic!
    At 400 it was at 1/3200 and I figured that was overkill. I actually have a couple shot at that The camera goes to ISO 3200 and 1/4000, I plan to use those a lot considering I like to shoot hummingbirds and butterflies
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    Excellent photo Loxly, slow film is the only way to get some shots. I have a telescope that is gathering dust for anyone interested. It is a top of the line Meade (ETX-125EC) with all the goodies, computer positioning and everything. You can take photos through it if that's your dream. It's been used 3 or 4 times, but finishing work at 10:00pm to then getting on affiliating work doesn't leave much space for enjoying the night sky. The neighbor's new streetlight didn't help the view much either.

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    That is a absolutely beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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    The clouds parted just long enough last night to get a good view of the moon. Spectacular! I enjoy looking at the moon through a telescope. It gives me a momentary escape from the realities of life on earth and makes me feel like nothing here really matters. Then... back to reality...



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    good shot , nice moon

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    Always use a tripod, I use the timer to make sure to avoid camera movement

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediadnetsteve
    Always use a tripod, I use the timer to make sure to avoid camera movement
    I do when needed. I actually specialize in night photography
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    hmmm, missed this somehow. Great picture
    hmmm, I don't see em, tho......where are the little green fellas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebear
    hmmm, I don't see em, tho......where are the little green fellas?
    You don't see them? They are right next to the purple bears
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    rofl that was a good one

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    how do you attach a photo in a post?

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