A fearsome challenge

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Last night, the better half informed me TV weather was announcing that Jupiter would be visible near the moon. Would I like to take a crack at photographing the two of them? Sure, I said, but the brightness of the moon was likely to be a problem.

    I tried it first with the HX400V superzoom.

    The brightness of the moon is overwhelming, but you can see Jupiter.

    HX400V cactus flower jupiter and moon 007.JPG

    If you get the exposure so you can see any detail on the moon, Jupiter goes away.

    HX400V cactus flower jupiter and moon 008.JPG

    Here's the best shot the OMD EM5 II delivered:

    OMD 2 jupiter and moon 007.JPG
    And the OMD EM5:

    OMD jupiter and moon 003.JPG

    And some other attempts:

    OMD 2 jupiter and moon 010.JPG

    OMD 2 jupiter and moon 018.JPG

    OMD 2 jupiter and moon 021.JPG

    Cheers, Jock
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  2. bluzcity

    bluzcity Top Veteran

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    If you had the telephoto power I suppose you could photograph them separately then combine. But that would have likely taken a whopper of a telephoto lens!
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    There was a superb halo around the moon last night. Sadly it was impossible to photograph without more time and effort than I was willing to put in just before bedtime!
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  5. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Nice link. Telescopes are tempting. But first I would have to move out of the light pollution here where on a clear night you can only see a handful of stars. However I have watched the ISS go by over head a couple of times.