Sunday, September 28, 2014

Two Views of Tonight's Moon

The moon is looking good tonight. A camera equipped with a zoom lens can capture it nicely but, like most things, it looks drastically different depending on the exposure.
Canon T3i, 250 mm lens, 1/1000 second, f/4.0,  ISO 3200
The short exposure (above) captures the moon's craters and its smooth, dark mare, while in a longer exposure (below) they are overexposed but the faint earthshine is revealed.
Canon T3i, 250 mm lens, 1/5 second, f/4.0,  ISO 3200
I thought the earthshine looked better last night, but I suppose it isn't too bad tonight.

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