Moon And Sky Shots

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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    I don't have the greatest camera, but I still like trying to capture the moon when I can. I took this one the other night, and am hoping to be able to get a few pictures of the super moon tonight.

    Does anyone else enjoy taking pictures of the night sky?
     

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    I happened to snap a picture of the moon on 7/28/15. It had a haze around it that attracted my attention. I have a canon powershot digital camera. (SX260HS) point and shoot, nothing fancy.
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    I hope that someone who lives where they have clear skies can maybe get a good picture of the blood moon, which is also supposed to be at the largest size we can ever see it,and is called the Supermoon since it is at the point where it is closest to earth as well.
    We have had very cloudy skies the last few days, and not much likelihood of them clearing up anytime soon; plus there are large trees all over the neighborhood close to us, and it is hard to see the moon unless it is almost directly overhead.
    Here is an interesting article about the Supermoon and the times when the eclipse will be visible. It mainly shows Central Time, but you should be able to add or subtract from that to get the exact time to watch from any other location.

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/09/what_time_is_the_supermoon_ton.html
     
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    I didn't take these, but found them to be absolutely stunning.

    The temple of sky, Iceland
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    I have been absolutely enthralled with the idea of taking night time pictures. I don't have the best camera but if the clouds break I will try to get a picture of the Supermoon. I very much hope that if life is kind maybe I can manage a better camera for Christmas. I would love to be able to capture the starlit skies. Maybe down the road I will invest in a telescope to get even better pictures. I would really love the chance to get a chance to take pictures of the Northern Lights someday.

    @Joe Riley What kind of lens in on the Powershot? that's a great picture.
     
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    Jen, you are putting me on the spot, here.;) It is a point and shoot camera. I did use the zoom, and took three shots. The other two look like a streetlight. The specs in the book show the lens focal length as 20x zoom 4.5(W)-90 (T)mm.
     
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    I've got the Canon Powershot SX230HS. It's great for some shots, but I'd really like more zoom and better macro capabilities. What are your MP on the 260HS? Mine's only 14x optical zoom, and that extra 6x obviously makes a big difference, that's a great moon shot.

    Those are great artsy shots, @Mal Campbell those are my favorite, much more than the pictures most people seem to take.

    @Yvonne Smith I was really hoping to be able to get at least a decent view of the blood moon, if not a few pictures, but alas, the sky was cloudy and rainy here. I'm sure I'll see some nice ones on social media and elsewhere on the internet. It's not quite the same as seeing it live, but I will still enjoy the pics.
     
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    The MP on the 260HS is 20x
    Thanks, Diane, the MP on the 260HS is 20x. Here is the first shot, without the zoom.
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    :oops:Last night we saw the Super Harvest Blood Moon too from Hawaii. We did not see the eclipse for when our Moon is showing in our night sky the eclipse was over. We waited for the Moon to shine brightly without clouds to cover it last night. The Moon put on a nice show last night from our home skies! It wasn't as red as this picture:
    [​IMG] (picture from: http://earthsky.org/tonight/total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-hunters-moon-september-27-28-2015.)

    What we saw last light was a slightly bigger Moon shining brightly:
    [​IMG] (picture from http://khon2.com/2013/09/19/did-you-catch-a-glimpse-of-the-harvest-moon/.)
    We often take a break and go outside to our little back yard and watch the Moon as she passes our night sky.
     
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    I wish I could take credit for them, but alas, my photography skills don't reach that far. I've been doing a lot of hiking the past few years and am working hard on trying to capture the "majesty" of the great outdoors. We live where there are these wonderful rock formations, some of them bigger than a house. But when I take pictures of them, they look like regular, ordinary rocks. Trying to get perspective is really hard. Also, without all the high powered lights, it's hard to get shots that don't have shadows. Oh well, at least with digital cameras, you don't have to worry about the expense of developing them. I take 150-200 shots every time we go - if I'm lucky a dozen or so are really good.
     
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    Our skies were overcast but a quick break in the clouds aloud me to see the eclipse. I was disappointed that it was white though but figured that the red must occur when it's closer to the horizon. I understood it happens when it passes through the earths shadow but I thought that was suppose to be the entire eclipse.I clearly see now that I stopped watching after his 6th shot because the sky went dark and I thought the clouds had covered it up.

    This photo, taken by Mike Mizeul II, shows me clearly why I didn't see it in red. He said, "feel free to share this photo". He said he took each shot 10 minutes apart.

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    Incredible photo of the full moon, @Joe Riley!

    My husband would have taken the 4th of the Blood Moon which was on the 28th September 2015. But the Lunar eclipse wasn't visible in Melbourne. My husband took these in 2014. 1544975_10204973112837460_4493022584939715039_n.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Diane...hope the price is a Tiny1!;)
     
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    You're welcome, Joe, I sure hope it is. It's a 3-man start up, so it could be a while, but at least we know it's in the works, and have something to look forward to!
     
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    Hi Joe,
    I also have several pictures of the moon. I love the way it looks. A couple of months ago it was raining over here, and all of sudden we see a double rainbow, I took a picture of it, but in real life it was so bright.
     
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    [​IMG]

    It's not a good picture, this is the double rainbow we got to see after the showers, it was so bright, first time I've seen a double rainbow.
     
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    Now that a picture, beautiful:rolleyes:
     
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    My husband is also fond of taking photos of nature including the moon and the sun. He has lots of shots of the sunrise and the sunset. He has also taken several shots of the so called red moon. Unfortunately, his camera is not that good so I always tell him to get a DSLR, those big cameras that are expensive. And that's his usual reply to me - expensive.

    Here is one of his moon shots taken on a cold January night. Take note of the halo that was probably created by the cold weather. He used his Canon, a point-and-shoot camera. IMG_0861 moon halo.JPG
     
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    That's a great rainbow shot, lots brighter than mine usually come out! I've never seen a double rainbow in person, but would love to someday!
     
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    Some of these photos are downright amazing. I especially love the ones of the blood moon, the double rainbow and the gorgeous lights in the night sky over Iceland. These photos are examples of how truly beautiful the night sky or even the sky in general can actually be if we take the time to actually look at it. Again, thanks to all of you who took the time to download and share these amazing photographs with all of us.
     
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    Every night when I go outside to have a cigarette, I love staring a the sky and look at the stars. One of those night, I was staring up at the stars when all of a sudden I saw I'm guessing it was star and it exploded, it happen so fast that when I told my daughter to look up it was gone. She thinks I'm crazy because I have seen different things.
     
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