[OM] PESO - Easy Luna

Subject: [OM] PESO - Easy Luna
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2018 14:24:36 -0700
Out in Red Rock Canyon, near Mojave, CA, I was taking a couple of silhouettes of rocks against the fading dusk, when I thought to point up at the almost full moon. <http://zone-10.com/tope2/main.php?g2_itemId=22770>

Cropped to 100%, it looks like this. 

Back in 2012, I posted an image of a Super Moon taken with Meade 1000/11, 60D and Manfrotto 3236 tripod <http://galleries.moosemystic.net/MooseFoto/index.php?gallery=Tech/Sigma600%20and_Meade1000&image=_MG_6617croof2.jpg>.

I took a fair amount of time and effort to get that shot in 2012. Here's the equipment set-up. <http://galleries.moosemystic.net/MooseFoto/index.php?gallery=Tech/Misc&image=IMG_0419croof30.jpg>

I fussed and fumed over focus, exposure and keeping the moon in the frame. At the time, I said "I suspect this is close to the limit of what may be done from near sea level on a warmish night for a whole moon shot. The moon is already 72% of image height, so more magnification won't buy much."

For this current image, I took one shot, relying on flashing zebras to guide exposure and AF to focus. There's a bit of artifacty feel from the full pixel crop, but much more and clearer detail. Before I messed with deconvolution, etc., it looked to me as though I was actually seeing some slight shallow DoF effect between the center and edge of a sphere. If Dr DoF were with us, he'd tell me if that was possible. :-(

In it's favor were being shot at over 3000' out in the desert. In any case, quite a testimony to the quality of Oly IBIS, PLeica 100-400 lens and a lowly 16 MP sensor. :-)

Loony Moony Moose

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