Re: [OM] PESO - Easy Luna

Subject: Re: [OM] PESO - Easy Luna
From: ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2018 15:46:26 +0100
That’s good Loony Moony work, Moose.  There is great detail on that moon.


> On 8 Apr 18, at 22:24, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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 
> <http://zone-10.com/tope2/main.php?g2_itemId=22770>>
> Cropped to 100%, it looks like this. 
> <http://zone-10.com/tope2/main.php?g2_itemId=22774 
> <http://zone-10.com/tope2/main.php?g2_itemId=22774>>
> 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
> <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
> <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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