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Super Moon

Postby Chris Jackson » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:45 pm

Hi Folks,
For those who have cloud cover. Here is a photo of the Super Moon taken this evening in Marseilles, South of France.
Looking East at 18.30 hours UK time. Low elevation.
Direct photo :
Moon 14Nov16(1).JPG

Same photo cropped:
Moon 14Nov16(1a).JPG

Question => why is my photo not as clear as I would have expected ? I only ever use my FZ150 for daytime butterfly photos, so I have no experience in other situations.
Photo taken with a Panasonic FZ150, on a tripod, "S" setting with a shutter speed of 1/2000 s (max. speed setting). Auto ISO. Full zoom. Macro setting OFF. B&W setting "0".
I was hoping my FZ150 was dummy-proof :oops:
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Re: Super Moon

Postby Goldie M » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:17 pm

It looks great to me , we can't see any thing for cloud here but I keep looking. :D Goldie :D

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Re: Super Moon

Postby Chris Jackson » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:03 pm

If you get a break in the cloud, Goldie, I hope you get a better photo than me :)
I would like to pick out an abandoned lunar module if possible.
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Re: Super Moon

Postby David M » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:36 pm

Good effort, Chris. One which I was hoping to emulate.

Sadly, it's been like Venus here in south Wales all day today and this will continue until tomorrow evening at the earliest. :(

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Re: Super Moon

Postby Chris Jackson » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:52 pm

Sorry for you David.
We will see the moon another day. Its not going away.
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Re: Super Moon

Postby Padfield » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:13 pm

Great pictures, Chris.

I think the fog seemed a little brighter than usual here ... :(

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Re: Super Moon

Postby bugboy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:17 pm

Even a Super Moon can't break through the thick cloud over London tonight :(
Some addictions are good for the soul!

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Re: Super Moon

Postby Chris Jackson » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:11 am

Thanks Guy and Paul,
I must say the moon looked even bigger and clearer this morning at dawn, and many features were very clear to the naked eye.
Unfortunately work was calling and I didn't have time for a photo.
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Re: Super Moon

Postby MikeOxon » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:46 am

Sorry for late response but I've been away since the beginning of November. You may be disappointed in your image, Chris, because it is rather over-exposed, taking out some detail, and you used a high ISO (800), which is poor for detail. Try using the spot meter on the moon itself and never trust 'auto ISO'. Remember that the moon's surface is bathed in direct sunlight, so is actually very bright. I'd stick to ISO 100 and try a series of exposures to find what gives the best results. Something like 1/250s at f/8 would be a good starting point.


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