Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Not The Dark Side of the Moon

Unlike yesterday's astrophoto which was shot through a telescope, this image was done with a 70-200 and a 2x multiplier. with a shutter speed of 1/500th. The ISO was moved up to 1600 - better a little noise than a little camera shake.

The lens combo is a pretty heft rig to hold steady but it seemed to work ok. What would make it better? A tripod with mirror lockup. This image is also cropped considerably to fill the frame. You are only seeing 1/25th of the original pixels. Good thing I had 10 million to start with, eh?

1/500 f/5.6 ISO 1600 EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x @ 385 mm Canon EOS 40D

Mauan Kea,Hawaii

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