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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Back in action

Hi All,
       After a few days laid up I am back on here, well almost as I did my back this morning (bad news) This is an old war wound  from when I was working. Back in oh around 2001 I carried A 21 inch monitor, this compressed my spine and every so often lets me know that I was a silly boy.

Enough of that, I had a nice chat with Mike this afternoon and when we had finished I went out and took a couple of pictures of the moon. This is the first time that I use the extender with this lens so it takes it to around 800.



I have tried to keep the two pictures the same size.

It is harder than you would think to get the moon right as it is a bright blob in a dark space.
If you want to try is just take a lot of pictures at different settings until you are happy.

I did manage a picture off Jupiter with it's four moons but it was out of focus and trailed. It needs a telescope set up to do it as it is so small at 440 million miles away.

I hope to be back tomorrow with luck.


  1. Hi Trev, love these fascinating shots ! Sorry to hear about your back ! Get better soon !
    Chris R

  2. Trev its Dave. Love the definition. Did you use a filter?

  3. The moon seemed very big when I came home from Maidstone at 5pm today. Good pics.
    Hope your back is better soon, if it's not one thing it's the other, oh deary me.

  4. Well done Trev. glad your back in the land of the living.

  5. Thanks for all of your comments.

    No filter Dave but I am sure I can improve with the 800. It need a little more on the focus.

    Well Sue it has been proved that when there is an object close to the Moon it will always look bigger. If you are coming up hill and see the Moon close to the top of the hill it will always look bigger than when you get over the top. You can try this out with a mirror but you need a biggish one.

  6. Awwwww I have missed yer Trev ..... hpe your back feels better soon and I just luv the moon shots xxx

  7. Thanks Eileen, I have taken a P/killer this morning which is helping me to get about.
    Trouble is I don't know how long the back will hurt for, sometimes it is only a day or two others.....


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