Single shot moon images - thread

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  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 12800


Photographed with a Celestron 6SE telescope, so a focal length of 1500mm.
 
Tonight's waxing gibbous moon, SOOC with heavy crop.
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  • ILCE-6700
  • E 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 A047
  • 289.0 mm
  • ƒ/11
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100
 
I have not taken a shot of the moon in a lot of years.
Looked out the back door and there was a half or close to it moon.
So now I just have to work out the edit on them and maybe next time get the tripod out.
Moon 20-04-2024 (199).JPG
  • ILCE-7M3
  • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports 021
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/4000 sec
  • ISO 800
 
3 days ago, waxing, almost full, probably my sharpest moon-shot to date:
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  • E 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 A047
  • 300.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3000001907349
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 250


Tonight's full moon... meh? hard to nail manual focus with the A6700's low resolution screen and viewfinder, so I think its not as sharp as it could be due to focus:
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  • E 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 A047
  • 300.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3000001907349
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 100


I'm also starting to think that full moons are overrated: it looks flat and featureless compared to a few days ago.
 
Do you find focus magnify to be of any help?

Super shots!
focus magnify and focus peaking are absolute necessities! Without them, these moon shots would be glowing orbs of unfocused light :ROFLMAO:
 
I arrived at my hotel in Oklahoma City midnight on Sunday 7 April after about 23 hours travel time. Got up the next day at about 11:00 and headed down to Myriad Botatanical Gardens to enjoy the eclipse. Unfortunately, I didn't have eclipse glasses or solar filters for my lenses, so couldn't really photograph the eclipse. Luckily, park officals were giving out eclipse glasses and I met a photographer in the park that was well equipped to photograph the eclipse. I photographed images of the eclipse from his flip screen. It was pretty impressive, even though it was only about 95%. Temperature must have dropped by 5C at the maximum.

The time each photograph was taken is in the file name. My sequence starts at 12:10:46 and ends at 13:01:07 which was the eclispe maximum. In the third image you can see a large sun spot just above the centre of the sun.

12:10:46
eclipse_12_10_46_1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/22
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 640


12:15:41
eclipse_12_15_41-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 100


12:16:02
In this image you can see a large sun spot, just above the centre of the sun.
eclipse_12_16_02-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/640 sec
  • ISO 100


12:27:04
eclipse_12_27_04-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/400 sec
  • ISO 100


12:42:40
eclipse_12_42_40-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/250 sec
  • ISO 100


12:47:36
eclipse_12_47_36-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/160 sec
  • ISO 100


13:01:07
eclipse_13_01_07-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100
 
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Luckily, it was a gorgeous day for the eclipse, and so there were a lot of folks out in the park. We even had a lot of local TV out to shoot the eclipse, or people shooting the eclipse to be precise.

eclipse_guy_David McKenna-3.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/1250 sec
  • ISO 100
eclipse_guy_David McKenna-4.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/1250 sec
  • ISO 100
eclipse_guy_David McKenna-6.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/1250 sec
  • ISO 100
eclipse_guy_David McKenna-7.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/200 sec
  • ISO 100
eclipse_watching-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 59.0 mm
  • ƒ/22
  • 1/60 sec
  • ISO 250
oklahoma_city_eclipse_gathering-1_edited3.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/22
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 640
 
The eclipse at near maximum reflected on the highrise, and shadows at near maximum eclipse.

eclipse_maximum_highrise-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/200 sec
  • ISO 100
eclipse_shadows-2.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/125 sec
  • ISO 100
 
Waxing crescent moon over Blackheath London on 12 May 2024 at 23:21. We had aurora activity, but not at this time.
crescent aurora moon-1.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II
  • 200.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/2000 sec
  • ISO 1250
 
Waxing gibbous from May. It seems that I always take pictures of that phase. I need to branch out, maybe try a crescent early in the moon phase next time.
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  • E 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 A047
  • 300.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/250 sec
  • ISO 1000
 
Nice job done here and I know once we are back into our Summers here I will start on doing these once again and I do like the look of this one and is inspiring enough to get me to go outside to try to get a few like this.
 
Nice job done here and I know once we are back into our Summers here I will start on doing these once again and I do like the look of this one and is inspiring enough to get me to go outside to try to get a few like this.
I bet you'll get more great shots with your 150-600mm lens!
 
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