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Shooting the Moon…from right here at home

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Moon and Stars, 2013

With today’s modern technology, good cameras and lenses can shoot great distances. At first glance this image might seem as if it had been shot from an approaching space shuttle. To the contrary, I captured the Moon in a Waxing Gibbous phase, craters and all, from the driveway in front of my house…on Earth.

Utilizing a Canon 50D camera, a 100-400mm L lense and setting an ISO of 2,000, I was also able to expose the surrounding stars. No telescope, just a tripod, remote shutter release and some patience. Now, that’s over the Moon.

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