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Old 7th July 2014
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Summer evening moon

Taken with EM 10 on my William Optics FLT98 Refractor mainly to have a play with the camera on one of my scopes before doing some serious imaging later on.

ISO200 at 640 in Raw. This is a stack of 10 images, stacked and sharpened in Registax 6 and minor tweaking in Photoshop. Image size and res reduced and saved in Jpeg so some has been lost but its OK for a first go I reckon.

The set up was slightly shaky on the portable mount and the shutter vibs from the EM 10 were causing a few minor shakes which reduced the sharpness considerably. I will try the set up next on my larger telescope mount next, this should tame the vibs.




I normally use my venerable old Canon 1000d, (modified) for shots like this here is an example from earlier in the year, its a bit big so heres the link https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...14/1stqtra.jpg
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Re: Summer evening moon

Here is a pic of the set up. The EM10 is a little lost compared to the Canon
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Re: Summer evening moon

Looks like a great pocket camera kit!

It a nice capture of the moon. I noticed it up in the sky this afternoon & thought it would make a nice capture, but that's as far as it went..... just a thought.

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Re: Summer evening moon

Is the shot of the camera and telescope of "the larger telescope mount", or the smaller one?
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Re: Summer evening moon

The mount shown is my portable "Star Party" mount. My main mount is in my observatory (shed with roof that rolls off).
Due to trees blocking most of the southern horizon and the moon at this time of year I set the portable mount up higher up the garden for this shot, even then the moon was only about 5 degrees above the treetops.

Im actually quite surprised at how much vibration there is from this camera when the shutter is released. I was using my tablet to operate the shutter remotely in an attempt to reduce shake but the clunk off the camera is enough to shake the set up and blurr things slightly. I would have thought a mirrorless sysem would be relatively shake free. When using my canon 1000d for shots like this I use live preview mode which locks the mirror out the way thereby reducing shake considerably. Don't get me wrong, these mounts, particularly the observatory mount ICelestron CGE) are solid but it doesn't take much shake to affect an image when delving deep into sub arcsecond detail.
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Re: Summer evening moon

Nice pic and nice setup.
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Re: Summer evening moon

I like the sound of a shed with removable roof, but you'll have to get those trees cut down - they'll only grow taller! You may want to set a short anti-shock delay on the camera. Very impressive picture.
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Re: Summer evening moon

John I thought the new firmware allowed that very thing just to get rid of the shutter shock.

Phil your gear looks impressive but I'm really envious of your shed, sounds like something from Thunderbirds

As you are local how about a shed e-group meet up. I'm sure there are several of us here in the east Mids who could bring a can or too one evening.
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Re: Summer evening moon

Thanks for the heads up Zuiko re the anti shock interval I shall try that next time. The camera is still new to me and Im still in that nice discovery period that comes with new kit.

As for my shed and Thunderbirds, well I cant resist this link to a short animation I made when I first converted it to roll off roof.




A shed e group meet sounds good Phil
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