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Pictures of the moon

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I took these pics the other night (4/2/12) using my C8 and my Samsung Instinct phone 5mp camera. My setup is a Celestron C8 on a CG-5 mount.

I was using a 22mm eyepiece, it seemed to work best with the camera. Its a mid power eyepiece, but using higher magnification the image was degraded so I didn't get those shots. I'm trying to figure out how to get better shots with higher magnification.

I tried to get Saturn and Mars but the phone wouldn't pick up detail like I see in the eyepiece. Hopefully I'll get a digital SLR camera sometime in the future and will be able to take some deep sky images as well as planetary.

Not bad for a quick try at photos of the moon I thought. Especially using a crappy phone camera! I'm going to try to get some more images of the moon.. targeting more specific things. (Lunar 100) I'll upload them here if anyone is interested.

I forwarded these on to some friends and family and because of the response I got, I figured I'd upload them here as well.

Now to head off the usual comments...

No it didn't died.
I don't have a YouTube account - so I can't take it there
Yes I know the moon is not new news

Anyways, if the interest is there I'll post some more pics as I take them.


Oh, and I guess technically speaking, I just mooned the lot of you.

Clicking on the pics makes them full size.


Added: Apr-4-2012 Occurred On: Apr-2-2012
By: DiaperPudding
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  • Nice work

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  • VERY cool.
    thanks for the post.

    (Still looking for that MTV flag though....)

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  • To "those" that think the Earth is flat, what about the moon? Is it also flat? Thanks for the pics DP

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  • "No it didn't died.
    I don't have a YouTube account - so I can't take it there
    Yes I know the moon is not new news" Love it!! LOL!

    Nice images, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Excellent pics. Cheers for sharing.

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  • 1 word: AMAZING

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  • Great shots, thanks.

    Voted as well.

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  • nice pics keep up the good work.

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    • @moon69

      Venus will show absolutely no detail as it's atmosphere is just a homogenous haze of runaway CO2 gas clouds, with a little extra mag Jupiter with it great red spot and stripes, or Saturn with it's rings would be a far more interesting location to point his telecam.

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  • Incredible photos and amusing write-up. Good job.

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  • Nice pics bro.

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  • THats beautiful. Keep up the good photography.

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  • awesome post thanks by any chance can u make a time lapse video ?

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  • Woha, nice pics!

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  • Brilliant pictures... Kudos.

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  • Nice photography mate. Thank you.+

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  • Still pretty cool.

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  • Very magnificent. The sheer level of detail you've captured here is amazing - and with only a camera phone and a telescope! Ever considered working for NASA? Thanks for sharing, Pudding.

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  • oh god. It's beautiful

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  • Awesome shots man, thanks for sharing.

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