The Supermoon arrived on time :-).

Okay, Graeme here! The above photo is from my Nikon D90 using the Nikkor 80-400mm lens hand-held as the moon is just at the horizon (you can see the trees!). After it had risen a bit more, I pulled out my new telescope.

With a bit of cropping to show a bit more detail, I have to say I’m very happy with my new telescope. And this is just Prime Focus (camera attached directly on the back on the telescope).

Next, I pulled out my 9mm Televue 1.25″ eyepiece and did some afocal images of various craters etc. Note that the picture is flipped on both axis when shooting in afocal (up is down, left is right)

So with this, you can see that I’ve reached the edge of the telescope’s resolution power, and with afocal it does add a bit more blur (plus a lot less light is reaching the camera).

For some background information about the “supermoon” see our previous post.

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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3 Responses to The Supermoon arrived on time :-).

  1. Pingback: Other Astrophotography on the Night of the Supermoon | MegaPixel Travel

  2. Graeme says:

    I’ve added a second page with my set of photos.

  3. Pingback: A year in review – 2011 | MegaPixel Travel

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