Half Moon

My shot for today has unintentionally ended up looking exactly the same as a shot I took way back in March with the 1000D (except I remembered to flip it). Still, I'm unlikely to take another pic I like this much today, so here it is anyway.
Guess I like half moons. :)

Edit: This is shot through a Meade ETX90 telescope. :)

The March pic is here:
http://365project.org/humphreyhippo/365/2012-03-01

And here's the video from the March shot for anyone who hasn't seen how fast the moon moves across the frame in 'live view' through a telescope: http://youtu.be/xWNXBT9DIbA :)
Stunning shot, awesome detail
posted November 21st, 2012  
Jo
I love moon shots & I love taking them too. It's an awesome shot - be proud.
posted November 21st, 2012  
OMG I love this. Fav for me in a heartbeat.
posted November 21st, 2012  
Beautiful
posted November 21st, 2012  
really beautiful and clean......the detail is fantastic!
posted November 21st, 2012  
Just incredible.......I took one the other night it was a smudgy splodge...like a lot of things I take!! Amazing clever you has to be a fav!
posted November 21st, 2012  
Wow, this is absolutely amazing. A fav for sure. Look at the detail.
posted November 21st, 2012  
Incredible, the best and most detailed moon shot that I think I've ever seen. Fav for sure. How did you get a focal length of 1250mm, telescope, extension tubes or an actual lens?
posted November 21st, 2012  
Wow brilliant!
posted November 21st, 2012  
Ok, have just viewed your other shot, so telescope? I've been thinking about getting one to try and capture some planets and the horse head nebula etc etc. I'd appreciate any advice you feel able to give HH.
posted November 21st, 2012  
eva
Fantastic details and clarity. Wonderful capture!
posted November 21st, 2012  
Nice shot! I love how clear it is.
posted November 21st, 2012  
Great shot! Such fantastic details.
posted November 21st, 2012  
Beautiful capture
posted November 21st, 2012  
@seanoneill My scope is pretty old now, so I'm a bit out of date. If I were to get a new one, I'd definitely get another Meade, and would go bigger than the 90mm diameter this is, and would get one that has both GoTo capability & self-alignment (mine has neither). You'd need to get a t-adaptor & ring to attach the camera to it. I got mine off eBay.
For planets & the like, you'll need to get some stacking software too for best results. You'll probably get better advice on one of Flickr's astro groups. Hope that helps!
posted November 21st, 2012  
@humphreyhippo It certainly does, thanks, I'll keep you posted.
posted November 21st, 2012  
Very nice, love the detail. I only tried this once, it went a bit rubbish.
posted November 21st, 2012  
@beeblebear It would be a lot easier if we could get the moon to stay still for a bit. ;)
posted November 21st, 2012  
Woah great detail! Why do you have to flip it! Does the scope invert it?
posted November 21st, 2012  
@judithg Yes it inverts it. I just took it for granted until I put it next to a 300mm lens shot... ;)
posted November 21st, 2012  
Amazing detail, I love it!
posted November 21st, 2012  
Incredible shot! Fantastic detail. I found it interesting to compare the two shots, showing a few similar but mostly different "landmarks". Would be fascinating to take a series of shots, say 28 days apart, showing the rotation of both earth and moon. :)
posted November 21st, 2012  
@kwiksilver That's a great idea - though I think the weather might scupper it here. I keep meaning to try on a new moon, just to get the sliver, but I either forget or it's cloudy. :(
posted November 21st, 2012  
For years I've been wanting to do a series - from a lookout point high on the mountain behind us - of the sun setting over the bay on, say, the 1st day of each month. But keep forgetting as well :)
posted November 21st, 2012  
Awesome!!!
posted November 21st, 2012  
Very cool shot - love the detail - definitely one to view large!
posted November 21st, 2012  
Stunning clarity. Fav xx
posted November 21st, 2012  
Wonderful detail
posted November 21st, 2012  
Love the detail you captured!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Wow - spectacular detail and clarity. Great moon shot.
posted November 22nd, 2012  
The 7D did you proud on this one-- nice to compare the 2 shots!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Wow, fantastic shot
posted November 22nd, 2012  
What lens was it at 1250mm?
posted November 22nd, 2012  
this is so cool, the detail is amazing!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
amazing detail! really really fabu!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Wow! I love the detail! Well done...
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Cool Moon shot! Lots of nice detail :)
posted November 22nd, 2012  
@abhijit It's a Meade ETX90 telescope. :)
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Awesome detail!!!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Whoah, this is cool! What sort of lens is this with 1250mm focal length.... did you pinch it from Joderal Bank (is that how you spell it !!) Fav for the amazing detail!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
amazing detail!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
@jackie8 LOL. My little Meade telescope perched on a windowsill. So lazy - I didn't even go outside. ;)
posted November 22nd, 2012  
an amazing shot, lovely detail!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Such sharp focus... love all the texture.
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Beautiful. This needs to be viewed large with black background. Feels like I'm looking at the night sky.
posted November 22nd, 2012  
That is frickin awesome. My OH is going to be 'well jel' as some might say! The detail is superb! Fav!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
This is simply a fantastic moon shot, HH! I'm jealous! Well done!
posted November 22nd, 2012  
Awesome shot!
posted November 23rd, 2012  
Wonderful detail, well worth viewing large. I'm slightly surprised you can freeze the motion at 1/100th at that magnification! A definite fav.
posted November 23rd, 2012  
@abirkill So was I! I started much higher with much higher ISO. I only got a couple at 1/100 that were sharp, but they were easily the best of the bunch. :)
posted November 23rd, 2012  
Ooooh wonderful!! Caught a dark sky when I got up at 6 today... Jupiter was shining like a beacon, and so many stars out... must get on me thermals and get out the telescope!! Love this shot
posted November 23rd, 2012  
Fabulous H, now I want a telescope off Santa :)
posted November 23rd, 2012  
Very nice detail. It's amazing how many craters you can see on the moon... that thing must have gotten pummeled throughout the years. I always find it cool that taking pictures of the moon, your exposure settings are usually the same as for an object in direct sunlight... because it IS an object in direct sunlight, even though it's far away.

@kwiksilver What exactly do you mean by showing the rotation of the earth and the moon? The moon is tidally locked to the earth, so the same side of it is always facing us. If you took a picture of the moon at the same point in the lunar cycle each month, the pictures would be the same all year long.
posted November 23rd, 2012  
@colosimo @kwiksilver
I think I know what Gillian means. We always see the same side, bit it does 'rock'. I think this video shows it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YXhnQcoyOw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
posted November 23rd, 2012  
@humphreyhippo Thanks HH - that's a really cool video!
@colosimo Maybe I didn't explain myself properly, John, but HH's video link shows what I was trying to say.
posted November 23rd, 2012  
@kwiksilver We watched it on the projector last night & found it mesmerising. :)
posted November 23rd, 2012  
@humphreyhippo I've bookmarked it for watching again ... and again ... and ...
posted November 23rd, 2012  
Excellent capture!! Fav!!
posted November 23rd, 2012  
Wow what a shot. I assume you took this thru a telescope? Really magnificent!!!!!!!!!!! FAV
posted November 24th, 2012  
Great photo, very sharp. I like taking pictures of the moon as well. :)
posted November 24th, 2012  
Congrats on the pp
posted November 24th, 2012  
OMG - we both photographed the moon on the same night!! Your shot is alot better focussed than mine though. I need to give it another go at a later date in my project! Love your shot.
posted November 25th, 2012  
ooh, have just read that you shot yours through a telescope - something I definately need to do too. We have the telescope, but do I need a converter or something too?
posted November 25th, 2012  
@trixiehiscock You'll need a t-ring & adaptor. 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. I got mine on eBay.
posted November 25th, 2012  
@humphreyhippo thanks so much for the information - will definately look into all that. :)
posted November 25th, 2012  
Superb moonshot!
posted November 25th, 2012  
Mel
wow, I am going to have to research an adapter for dads telescope that I have just remembered he has. I love moon shots too.
posted November 27th, 2012  
We got a fabulous moon up here tonight which reminded me of your shot so I came for another look coz I liked it so much! Then I found the video link....loved it :) thanks for putting it up :)
posted November 28th, 2012  
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