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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Nearly Quarter phase moon from February.

Here's a shot from February 22 this year of the nearly quarter phase Moon. I really love watching the Moon and often think about what it would be like to be standing there looking back on planet Earth. If only we hadn't scrapped the Apollo hardware..... This image was taken at 263mm focal length with an exposure of 1/640 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 200, heavily cropped.
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Tuguldur said...

Very good detail for a heavy crop! Was this shot taken with tripod? and is that telephoto is cheap Sigma you used to tell about?

Jim said...

I don't remember if it was taken on a tripod, but I've found that the sharpest images of the Moon have been on a tripod, even with such short exposures. And yes, it is the "cheap" Sigma lens I was complaining about. I used Picassa's sharpen before posting as well, and that really helps a lot, but you can see a little softness near the top left part of the Moon that is probably a lens issue.