Moon through a Meade ETX

This is a test shot taken through my old Meade ETX telescope. Rather pleased with this as a first go. Aside from a little crop off the top (where I didn't get it central in the frame) and a tweak of the levels, this is SOOC.
Is happy. :)

I've uploaded a big version to Flickr if any one is interested:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/humphreyhippo/6798367200/sizes/o/

To show how fast the moon was moving across the frame, I tried to capture the 'live view' view with my other camera: http://youtu.be/xWNXBT9DIbA

Also added a 300mm vs Telescope size comparison to my Tumblr:
http://humphreyhippo.tumblr.com/post/18600985785/mooncomparison
Jo
That's just fantastic! I'd love to be able to have a go at capturing through a telescope.
posted March 1st, 2012  
Great shot, I'd be happy with that too : ))
posted March 1st, 2012  
The detail is fantastic- so interesting!
posted March 1st, 2012  
I'm amazed at all the details in those craters! Wonderful image :-)
posted March 1st, 2012  
Wow wow wow! Awesome shot - the details are superb. I'm sure I still have a telescope in the loft (I tried to give it away but no-one wanted it!) - I'll have to have a rummage lol :o) x
posted March 1st, 2012  
@xxddxx Oh do! That's what I did & got myself a T-adaptor from eBay to attach the camera to it. :)
posted March 1st, 2012  
WOW!!!!! Amazing!
posted March 1st, 2012  
This looks fantastic when you click on the magnifier.
Well done. Even through the telescope it can be tricky to get a good shot.
posted March 1st, 2012  
Amazing detail. Another fantastic photo ... fav for me.
posted March 1st, 2012  
Fab shot and detail!
posted March 1st, 2012  
fantastic detail! great moon shot~
posted March 1st, 2012  
Excellent, great detail
posted March 1st, 2012  
Fabulous! So detailed.
posted March 1st, 2012  
That is excellent. I want to have a go now.
posted March 1st, 2012  
Wow that's so cool All the crisp details and textures you were able to capture! It was also amazing to watch the the recording ot the live view.......you don't realise the moon actually moves that fast. A fave!
posted March 1st, 2012  
@allisonrap It totally freaked me out. Didn't expect to be able to actually see it move. ;)
posted March 1st, 2012  
Wow - very nicely done!!!! I'm FAVing. :)
posted March 1st, 2012  
This is so cool-- great detail. I was really surprised with your link to seeing the movement of the moon. Thanks for sharing that :)
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Vee
Love it! Excellent work IMHO!
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Kim
Incredible! Amazing.
posted March 2nd, 2012  
wonderful. that video is pretty amazing, thank you for sharing. our eyes don't see that kind of movement! :)
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Wow, awesome moon shot. Those details are great!
posted March 2nd, 2012  
I'm speechless...almost. Stunning shot.
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Absolutely stunning. This makes me realise why I should have taken my moon photo through our Skywatcher rather than just through my lens1
posted March 2nd, 2012  
What a brilliant shot. You should be delighted with this.
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Humphrey - this is wonderful,I would love to attempt it - what's a T-adaptor? Is it camera specific? Does it just connect your camera and telescope together?
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Amazingly clear craters. Nice one!
posted March 2nd, 2012  
@bluefirebucket The t-adaptor slides into the telescope's eyepiece slot, so you need to get the correct size for your telescope The t-adaptor screws into t-ring, which is the bit that's camera-specific as it connects to the camera (like an extension tube). I found the best way to focus was using live view. Can't wait to have another go, but it's too cloudy tonight. :)
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Beautiful moon shot - very, very nice! That Meade is a great scope!
posted March 2nd, 2012  
Wow this is just amazing. My jaw dropped when I saw it.
posted March 3rd, 2012  
That's such a great shot. Wow :)
posted March 3rd, 2012  
Your shot is now showing on the home/signup page.....congrats! :-)
posted March 3rd, 2012  
Awesome capture... Feels like I just took a walk on the moon..beautiful moon pic
posted March 4th, 2012  
Stunning shot!
posted March 4th, 2012  
Terrific moon shot!
posted March 4th, 2012  
this is very cool, well done
posted March 12th, 2012  
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