How to take pictures of the Moon


It depends on what kind of device you have.And if you have a telescope, it’s better.Without telescop.This simple metod is to straighten the camera to the Moon and hit the buton.But matters what settings you gave to the camera.With the mobile phone cameras would come out of the question to make something nice.They don’t have an optical zoom, but digital.The difference between the two of them is that with the optical zoom lens, is the same as you would move to the object and take a picture.Instead, the digital zoom, increases your digital pixels, instead of approaching to the object, with the effect of „collapse” of the picture.The pixels are seen increasingly bigger as you zoom and the photo will not be so clear.
So it’s very important to have an optical device that approach, not digital.The only way to take beautiful pictures is to not zoom, and the Moon to be already close, so it is recommended to be used only by the eyepiece of the telescope through which the image is already good in the front of your camera.And if the device (even as mobile phone), has some more megapixels, the picture can get really incredible.
With an optical zoom camera, the pictures come out more better(not always).The moon is clear.Fixed on the tripod to be stable, and the settings you need, you would like what that camera will do.Of course, digital cameras are now in vogue.Do not confuse digital zoom,with  digital camera.The digital camera has optical zoom lens (attached or not), these two things are different.
    The best to take in consideration in s
ettings of a digital cameras with optical zoom DSLR (digital single-lens reflex), is in my opinion ISO light sensitivity that is entering into the camera, and the exposure time.Who has a camera or a phone camera, can see ISO in options menu .
If the ISO is set lower, when it is dark, the resulting image will be the same as darker.but when is set bigger,the picture will be brighter, even if it’s dark.
Exposure time.In photography, shutter speed is a common term used to discuss the exposure, that is the actual length of time of exposure to light on the sensor.More the CCD is open to light ,The more the picture is even brighter when is dark, releasing details that not even your eyes can see at that moment.
The telescope images can be made focal and afocal.Focal means to mount the camera without any objective, directly to the telescope,and take pictures through the ocular.Afocal pictures are achieved when you mount your video or photo camera in front of the telescope’s eyepiece.
Focal image with C8-N telescope and Nikon D80 DSLR                    

Afocal image with C8-N telescope and video camera Sonu CX105



Fotograf: Lupu Victor
Optica: telescop Celestron C8-N,plossl 20mm,barlow 2x
Montura: C5
Aparat:HD Sony CX105
Filtru: nu
Data:23.12.2010 ora: 21-22
Locatie: Baia Mare
Procesare: snapshot Splash pro
Ok.Stiu ca o sa spuneti ca nu e cine stie ce fotografia aceasta,dar e doar un smapshot pe care l-am facut dupa ce am filmat iar Luna ca nu m-am putut abtine s-o vad asa pe cer fara sa n-o vada si camera mea mai bine.Deci,am filmat iar astazi 23.12.2010 prin telescop intre orele 21-22.
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My telescope: C8-N (CELESTRON 8" NEWTONIAN)

C8N telescope I bought in 2008 in Cluj.
    This telescope Celestron 8 „is a reflector telescope with a focal ratio high and rapid.Is an excellent scope for observing the solar system and performs well deepsky observations.Acest With the focal ratio f / 5 keeps moderate reasonably the light pollution. As with any telescope, Celestron C8N transportation in a region with a dark sky will significantly improve its performance of observations.

203mmdiameter, parabolic
Newtonian reflector optical design
Focal Length1000mm
Report focalf / 4.92
Theoretical maximum480X Magnification
Magnitude top-14 star
Resolution (arcsec.) 0.58
Size 55.88 mmside mirror
Secondary mirror obstruction 8%
Secondary mirror obstruction 27.5%
9X50searching telescope
CG5 mount (EQ5)
equatorial motion control
Support for accessories-yes
TripodSteel 2
2 „Adapter 1.25
Eyepiece25mm Omni Plossl
93.98 cm tubesize
Weight30.39 kg

Phocylides and Nasmyth craters


Photo: Crater Phocylides (at sea), and Nasmyth (smallest below) Victor Lupu
Newtonian telescope 8
plossl 20mm eyepiece.
CX105 hdr camcorder,
worked with sony vegas 10 registax

  Phocylides (114 km.) is a lunar crater located on the southwest side of the Moon. It overlaps with the southern edge of the north crater,Nasmyth.  Phocylides‘s outer wall is eroded, especially along the western edge. His floor is flooded and relatively smooth. Most notable impact is a crater on the floor near the edge of the north-east.
    The name comes from Johannes Phocylides Holwarda (22 January 1618-1651) was an astronomer frizician, physician and philosopher. He was professor of philosophy at the University of Franeker 1639-1651.
    Nasmyth crater (77 km.) is a lunar crater located near the southwest of the Moon (the one under Phocylides)
   The name comes from James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (18.08.1808-07.05.1890) was a Scottish engineer and inventor. He was co-founder of a company’s machine tools. He retired at the age of 48 years, and moved to Penshurst, Kent, where he developed his hobby of astronomy and photography.

The Moon in December 2010


Fotograf: Lupu Victor
Optics: telescope Celestron C8-N,plossl 20mm,barlow 2x
Mount: C5
Video:HD Sony CX105
Filter: no
Date:23.12.2010 time: 21-22
Location: Baia Mare,Romania
Processing: snapshot Splash pro
              Ok.It‘s just a smapshot that I did after I shot the Moon and I could not resist it see it in the sky and not record it. camera. This time I did something new: I kept the place I filmed in the center of the screen so I can collect more data in a longer lenght of video to have more frames for optimizing and stacking when I work with Registax.More frames to make an astrophotography IS GOOD.

Astronomie -Craterul Zucchius,Bettinus si Kircher

Fotograf: Lupu Victor
Optica: telescop Celestron C8-N,plossl 20mm,barlow 2x
Montura: C5
Filtru: nu
Locatie: Baia Mare
Procesare: Sony Vegas 10,Registax (30 de imagini)
Craterul Zucchius (64 Km.) este un crater lunar de impact situat în de sud-vest pe marginea Lunii privita de pe Pamant. Datorită locaţiei sale craterul apare în formă alungită.IN SUSUL lui in foto,se afla craterul Segner (67 Km.),cel care nu este adanc si cu margini mult mai joase. La sud-vest in foto este Bettinus, o formaţiune doar puţin mai mare decât Zucchius.
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