First Light – Luna

After getting my Nikon D600 and my FLT-110 telescope together, this was one of the first shots I took. I’m sure my Canon bodies are all jealous.

FYI: Taking shots of the moon doesn’t count as Astrophotography. The moon is easily in the realm of being shot by anyone with a camera using the right settings.

What settings should you use? Try f/9, ISO 200, 1/200 of a second for Full, Half, or Crescent moon. A healthy telephoto lens is always a help and so is a sturdy tripod.

This image is about a 1/3 crop from the full frame image. The telescope I used has a 770mm focal length with a 110 mm objective making it the equivalent of f/7.

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6 Comments on “First Light – Luna”

  1. Steven Christenson

    Another image taken with this same pairing: []

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