The first time I did this, I thought that a smaller aperture (f/9.0) would be best. This morning I noticed the visible area of the moon was about the same so I tried something different. This is the same focal length and f/6.4 ... I'm thinkin' this one is just a bit better.
Holy $H!T, Batman! Me thinks me sees a new crater!!!
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Nice capture, Kevin! Tack sharp!
That moon looks just about perfect too me...what'd you do with the rest of it? Well done!
Hey, Liam, and Randy! Thank you both for commenting on this one. I'm very happy that you find it interesting.
Yeah, the Moon doesn't move across the sky much in a sixtieth of a second. Actually, it crosses the sky at about 15 seconds of arc per second, so through this exposure it would have moved about a quarter of one second of arc.
The whole Moon is about 30 minutes of arc across from our vantage point on earth, which is about 7200 times that movement. And since the Moon in your picture isn't near 7200 pixels across, there oughtn't to be any appearance of motion blur.
There'll be a sweet spot with regard to aperture though. As the range is f/5.6 to f/11 when you're all zoomed out, I'm guessing f/6-f/7 would be about the sharpest, particularly in the centre of the image.
Errr, wha.... I mean, do you mea... But, how the fu.... really? hahaha Just kiddin'.
That's good stuff, 'specially 'And since the Moon in your picture isn't near 7200 pixels across, there oughtn't to be any appearance of motion blur'.
Me thinks it might get one stop better!
Nice to hear from ya!
If there is anyone who is bluraverse it would be Whoelius so I figure he knows that stuff in his head Kevin
Very nice moon indeed. I need to live (full time) somewhere so dark-dark.
This photo would make an fine entry for the 2012 December Voting Machine Contest with subject Moon!
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