A&P Moon, Venus, Jupiter

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  1. Wheezer

    Wheezer OT Supporter

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    Who got some conjunction pictures tonight? Here's two that I got...ignore the banding in the second one. I had no intention to take these, but driving home from work they were talking about it on the radio so I decided to find a clear area to pull over and snap a few.

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    Post them if you got 'em.
     
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    saw that tonight... pretty :cool:
     
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    Mine ended up turning out like balls. I need a tripod that makes sure the camera doesn't move at all with my giant ass 80-200 on it :(

    plus, it was a little hazy out so nothing was super clear either :(
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    I'm looking out my window now and I can't even see the moon or stars, will this happen again tommorow?
     
  6. legendr34

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    very nice 2nd photo
     
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    Oh so that what those 2 bright lights near the moon were...cool.
     
  8. Wheezer

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    Yeah, I'm starting to regret the "go cheap" attitude. I bought a Bogen knock off from Amnova.com for $70 last year. The quick release plate is starting to get loose and allowing the camera to wobble a little.

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    It's time to step up and get a decent one I guess.
     
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  9. forgotmyname

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    i noticed that too.
     
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    oh we got a smiley face here. no photos.
     
  11. Zz_3.14_zZ

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    Ok........so I have only taken around 500 shots whit this camera. The only other camera I've ever used was a little kodak dx45somethingorother. So please keep in mind I am most likely the biggest photonoob here.


    But I just ran out and got some shots of the moon. I couldn't find the right settings to get the venus or jupiter.

    This is what things looked like when I started
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    This is what it looked like about about 40 or so shots
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    Here is a full size of the last pic
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  12. EWhytsell

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    Nice pics. I saw the conjunction the day before the moon came into the frame, but didn't see it with the moon. Clouds moved in for the next couple of days.

    Nice pic of the moon too. Notice the odd shape? Likely due to diffraction as the light hits the atmosphere and passes through thermal layers. Very annoying when your trying to shoot the moon that low on the horizon.
     
  13. xenon supra

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    Zz_3.14_zZ New Member

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    I thought this one was kinda odd...I dont know if it was something I did or something else


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    jesus, everyone's shot of the moon and planets look better than my pos shots. how'd everyone focus so cleanly on all 3? even with manual i couldn't get a decent focus
     
  18. Zz_3.14_zZ

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    Off hand im not sure. Its an 80 - 300mm and i have no idea whats on the end of it. But im sure its not ment for what I used it for last night.

     
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    I focused manually, just a bit back from 'infinity', shooting with a remote trigger.. that one was 4sec exposure @ f/8 focal length of 95mm (Using a shitty canon 90-300mm lens)
     
  20. Zz_3.14_zZ

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    I think you and I had the same lens. I had to use the 2 second selftimer.

    Full zoom 300mm
    f/18
    .5 sec exp
    iso 100
     
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    that's a great shot!
     
  24. EWhytsell

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    Usually you'll get either a red halo on one side of focused or a blue halo on the other side. You need to play around with the focus to get it just right.
    As stated the lens has a lot to do with it also.

    Tip for those using live view capable cameras (ie 40D) when I focus my astro images I use live view and zoom in to 10x to fine tune the focus.
    You'll have to get the focus very close even on a bright star to be able to see it in the live view so make only fine adjustments or you'll lose track of the star all together and make for a very annoying time.

    If you don't have live view or want to use a neat tool for focusing you can google "hartman mask" and you'll find links to a focusing aid that astrophotographers have developed to help focus on stars.
     
  25. Zz_3.14_zZ

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    :h5:

    I'll give that a shot tonight after dinner. PS I has a 40D
     

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