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    Default My Moon pics Monday night 11th April



    These are my first ever pictures of the moon taken using my new celestron astromaster 130eq. Now I admit that they're not the best pictures that you would have ever seen but, they were taken via the eyepiece of the scope using my camera which is only a digital compact and, they are my first attempt so I'm pretty chuffed!
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    They look better than the ones I took the other night. Are you using some type of filter on your eye piece? Even with a moon filter installed my photos seem washed out.

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    These are really great, Aquatrev! You should be chuffed! Thanks for sharing!

    I tried the same with my 130EQ (I think its too tempting not to!) and a venerable 5.1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix 5200, aiming through the 10mm eyepiece, and got passable results. Though, I had to enhance the contrast, tweak the brightness and sharpen the image slightly with Photoshop.

    Actually, my first decent moon photographs were with my Nikon Coolpix P100, piggybacked to the top of the 'scope- the lens diameter is too wide to aim through any eyepiece. It has a 35mm equivalent of a 678mm lens, so the results were brilliant, but not particularly detailed.

    I've attached the image taken through the 'scope where you can see the details along the terminator quite well, including the crater Albategnius (I've misidentified in another post) with its central peak just tipped with sunlight.

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    Very good first images here.
    Good exposure for them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgremlin View Post
    They look better than the ones I took the other night. Are you using some type of filter on your eye piece? Even with a moon filter installed my photos seem washed out.
    Thanks for your comment. No I wasn't using any kind of filter as I don't possess any, although I'm thinking of getting a moon filter at least.

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    hello dattabengalensis, good to hear from you again.
    I had the scope on its own tripod and my pentax optio m60 compact on another tripod looking through the eyepiece and just did trial and error. They're not enhanced or tweaked in any way. Want to try some more but have cloud ever since.
    Nice image of yours by the way.

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    Thanks Dublin,
    Can't claim any credit for the exposure, it's what the camera decided!

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    Thanks, aquatrev! I never thought of using a tripod for the camera...I just held the camera as still as I could against the eyepiece and hoped for the best! Luckily the moon was bright enough not to need too slow a shutterspeed. Will try with a tripod next time.

    We're having stormy weather too with little hope of it clearing for a while

    Hope your skies clear soon!

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