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anonymousgamerDate: Sunday, 04.11.2012, 15:55 | Message # 76
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So I have no astronomy equipment and I wanted to take a picture of the Moon because it looked quite pretty at the moment. My camera is a standard digital camera with 5x optical zoom and I took a photo through 10x50 binoculars. I propped it up against a car, played with the limited amount of camera settings, and got this:



I'd say it's a success, because viewing the Moon through the binoculars by itself is probably worse than looking at it with the naked eye, and my camera, unaided by anything and at full zoom (both optical/digital) can only resolve a small washed out white object the shape of the moon, with 0 surface details. Combined, I at least got surface details with enough zoom.

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Edited by anonymousgamer - Sunday, 04.11.2012, 15:56
 
Antza2Date: Sunday, 04.11.2012, 23:22 | Message # 77
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Nice picture anonymousgamer! I once took a picture like that, but it was much worse than yours. I recommend buying a tripod for your binoculars.




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anonymousgamerDate: Sunday, 04.11.2012, 23:23 | Message # 78
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I recommend buying a tripod for your binoculars.


Actually I was thinking of a beginner's telescope. The binoculars are old anyways, and I'd prefer something with a little more power.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 05.11.2012, 00:14 | Message # 79
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viewing the Moon through the binoculars by itself is probably worse than looking at it with the naked eye

For low quality binoculars, yes. But good binoculars can match small telescopes for power and quality. I wouldn't knock binocs so quickly if I were you.

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Actually I was thinking of a beginner's telescope. The binoculars are old anyways, and I'd prefer something with a little more power.

You will not find a worthwhile telescope for less than a few hundred dollars. The cheap ones you see in stores around Christmas time (and ones like it) are complete junk.





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Monday, 19.11.2012, 04:34 | Message # 80
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Got out of work late tonight but saw the Moon appeared larger. Sadly by the time I got home it was already setting behind another house but I was able to get this picture


The rest were even blurrier and it was setting far too fast to get anything really decent, just wish I had a little more time. cry





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WatsisnameDate: Thursday, 29.11.2012, 03:13 | Message # 81
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Anybody see the moon and Jupiter tonight? They're very close and pretty together. smile








 
SolarisDate: Thursday, 29.11.2012, 03:42 | Message # 82
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Anybody see the moon and Jupiter tonight? They're very close and pretty together.
Nice !! Good thing you posted these pics ,the sky is cloudy over Paris tonight.. smile
 
WatsisnameDate: Thursday, 29.11.2012, 06:25 | Message # 83
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Sorry for your clouds. That must make the city look amazing though; I always thought Paris was beautiful at night. smile
Maybe you can catch the next conjunction of Jupiter and moon, which will be slightly closer still, on December 26.

Heh, I also just found out that this full moon was a "Micro Moon", or very close to apogee, as opposed to the Super Moon that everyone seems to go crazy over for some reason. tongue







Edited by Watsisname - Thursday, 29.11.2012, 06:26
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 29.11.2012, 13:34 | Message # 84
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Maybe you can catch the next conjunction of Jupiter and moon, which will be slightly closer still, on December 26.

Oh no, the world is going to end before that tongue

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Heh, I also just found out that this full moon was a "Micro Moon", or very close to apogee,

Yeah, it was barely perceptibly smaller than a supermoon. Not sure why everyone freaks out, the event is dramatic in name only. Curse the media...

Nice pictures smile





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apenpaapDate: Thursday, 29.11.2012, 14:55 | Message # 85
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Well, the super Moon was pretty bright, but then so is every full Moon. Frankly I found last night's micro Moon a lot more impressive than the Super Moon of a few months back; it's very high in a dark sky in this season. Jupiter being so close also helped.

But of course the Super Moon got so much attention because OMFGZ TEH SOOPAR MOON IS GAWNA CAUSE GIANT TAIDS TAT WILL BRING TEH APOCALYPSE AND CAUSE MARZ TO CRASH INTWO EARTH AND MAKE ALIENS FLY AROUND or something like that. I remember stuff like that from when Mars had its perhelion opposition in 2003 too.





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RodrigoDate: Wednesday, 05.12.2012, 04:55 | Message # 86
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Some old pictures I took while I was in a beautiful beach next to my hometown:
Southern Skies!





These other two I took last night, from my 4.5" orion piece. There were some image manipulation:


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Edited by Rodrigo - Wednesday, 05.12.2012, 04:59
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 05.12.2012, 05:03 | Message # 87
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Southern Skies!

Jealous...

Great pictures Rodrigo!





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WatsisnameDate: Wednesday, 05.12.2012, 09:54 | Message # 88
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Terrific photos, Rodrigo! Especially like the first one with Orion and the Palm trees. I've seen the southern sky a couple of times from middle-of-nowhere places in Bolivia and Peru; the stars are indeed quite spectacular down there!

Nice captures of Jupiter, too. smile What kind of camera did you use with the scope?







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SpaceEngineerDate: Wednesday, 05.12.2012, 10:02 | Message # 89
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Southern Skies!

Did you see Alpha Centauri and the Magellanic Clouds?





 
RodrigoDate: Thursday, 06.12.2012, 00:20 | Message # 90
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What kind of camera did you use with the scope?

A Nikon D90. I took several photos and used photoshop to average them. Dunno if it helped, though.

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Did you see Alpha Centauri and the Magellanic Clouds?

Alpha Centauri is fairly easy to find, it´s just near Crux; but the Magellanic Clouds are really hard to see. I´ve actually never seen them. Light pollution kill the joy...
 
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