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Moon shots - Questar + V1

kenuck

Burnaby, CA
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kenuck Registered since 03rd Nov 2008
Sun 09-Sep-12 04:10 PM

A first attempt with my old Questar and new Nikon V1. It's not as sharp as I'd like but a work in progress. Some issues -
- moon was fairly low on horizon after a warm day so atmospherics not great
- had difficulty with focus (on V1 only have EVF - no focus aids)
- David Busch's guide says electronic shutter may result in graininess (not sure why, but will try with mechanical shutter next time)
- will try with bean bag on scope to give it more mass to steady it while focusing

I welcome suggestions to improve...

Shot is full (no crop) 1/40sec ISO 200, EFL of 3.5in Questar with V1 is about 3200mm; Manfrotto tripod and 393 gimbal head, remote shutter release

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