Mike's Astro Photos
Jun.02 2009

New Moon

by , under Lunar

New Moon May 2nd, 2009

New Moon May 2nd, 2009

I shot this a month ago today but just got around to posting it now. I used a f/6 focal reducer when I took this picture. The focal reducer didn’t work very well on other DSO’s as it left a nasty vignetting problem on the pictures. Its an ok accessory for when you want to have a wider field of view, but I don’t think its very good for imaging. It did work out pretty well for the moon though, without it I can’t get the full moon into the frame due to the high powered zoom. The adapter basically reduces the zoom by 40%.


1 Comment for this entry

  • Celestial

    Amazing photo… this is my favorite of yours so far :) this is Celestial, Ivey’s girlfriend. JoJo lead me here to see your meteor find! wow!! I’m impressed!!! Let me know if you ever get into the Celestial Sphere images… I don’t know much about how they are all done, but if you’re interested in seeing one and the instructional I think you can find it with my favorite photo so far here – http://www.skyandtelescope.com/howto/basics/Celestial_Coordinates.html

    Keep up the great work! :) What an exciting hobby!!!

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