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Another moon pic, but this one is amazing
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Sep 4, 2017 23:56:26   #
JBruce
 
Hi friends,
I completed a micro re-adjustment of my Canon 100-400L Mk 2 on the Canon 80d earlier today and decided to test it on the moon tonight as the night before the full moon gives a better resolution of the mountains at the 9:00 o'clock location. The image is certainly the sharpest I've ever attained. But what is most amazing is the squarish dot at about 9:15 o'clock near the left edge. It has to be a satellite, and because of the shape is most likely the ISS space station. The dot does not show up on the next image, so is not a spot on the sensor; the timing was coincidental and quite amazing. I imagine the ISS is about 300 miles high, so the image sharpness speaks well for the camera/lens combo. Hand held, Canon 80d, 100-400L Mk2, ISO 640, 1/640, f7.1 and a bit of sharpening in Picassa.


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Sep 5, 2017 00:07:00   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
What causes the redishness of the Harvestvmoon?

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Sep 5, 2017 00:14:30   #
JBruce
 
I guess it is mostly the fires to the west of my location, and also my settings intentionally provide a darker picture so the mountains show up better.
John_F wrote:
What causes the redishness of the Harvestvmoon?

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Sep 5, 2017 07:35:33   #
Tet68survivor
 
John_F wrote:
What causes the redishness of the Harvestvmoon?


Dust in the Earth's atmosphere!

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Sep 5, 2017 10:10:03   #
gsmith051 (a regular here)
 
Nice work JBruce. You have a steady hand. I only use a tripod with the 100-400 lens; too much shake holding it. 😀 /George

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Sep 5, 2017 17:09:30   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
That's a beauty!

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Sep 5, 2017 23:39:25   #
wmurnahan
 
Wow, sometimes you just get lucky with a shot. There is a shot of the ISS during the eclipse, you might compare the shapes.

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Sep 8, 2017 03:07:50   #
Ed Greding
 
Two bats or birds!

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Sep 8, 2017 14:56:21   #
JBruce
 
Ed Greding wrote:
Two bats or birds!


I doubt it Ed, too cold at night for the few bats we have. They're about ready to hibernate, so no close coupling for them! And as for birds, the only time they'd get that close is to copulate, and wrong time of the year for that, and the birds around here don't do it on the wing. And thanks to the rest of you for your comments. John

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