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Nice shot, I don't get anything like this with f/1.4 and various settings. I don't believe an EQ track is in my nearby budget. I've seen a person take very vivid and beautiful photos with the Canon EOS 300D (6mpix, very very noisy), 10s, ISO 1600 f/3.5 of the ye olde kit lens. Now if I can't get any sort of data with 30s/15/10/5s, ISO 1600 and an aperture three times as big with a much less noisy EOS 550D.. yeah maybe it was a really even misty cloud layer, or light pollution.
Also, that map is of the US, I live in Finland. I managed to snatch a night-time globe pic somewhere, and I can almost decipher where it wouldn't be too bright, but it will be a stretch to just hike 400km North and I don't have a car. Oh well.

Well there's nothing better for astrophotography than darker/clearer skies and altitude, so I'll say you are definitely getting hit with some bad light pollution. It sucks, don't give up though thumb.gif

Sorry I didn't look at your location, just kind of assumed.

If there's a thin cloud at night it can be seen, also moon/stars are not as sharp as normal, not to mention visibility would be poor as well.
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there are so many absolutely incredible photos in this thread, amazing work you guys/gals. Im just starting to take notice of what it is im doing while shooting, before it was point and click. Here is my contribution, one of my first moon shots taken in the middle of the day. It was a long time ago so im fuzzy on what I did to the shot with software.... not much, perhaps cropped it.
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Great moon shot 2 by cravinmild, on Flickr

not on par with some of the shots here but its all I had.
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there are so many absolutely incredible photos in this thread, amazing work you guys/gals. Im just starting to take notice of what it is im doing while shooting, before it was point and click. Here is my contribution, one of my first moon shots taken in the middle of the day. It was a long time ago so im fuzzy on what I did to the shot with software.... not much, perhaps cropped it.

not on par with some of the shots here but its all I had.

Nice moon pic man, should edit it a bit so you can get some more details out of it.

I was outside messing about taking some moon pics as well, this is through a crappy telescope I have.
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Another moon shot...

Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM and Canon Extender EF 1.4x II = 560mm + 1.3 telephoto factor of the 1D MkII = 728mm

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Another moon shot...
Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM and Canon Extender EF 1.4x II = 560mm + 1.3 telephoto factor of the 1D MkII = 728mm

I'm loving it smile.gif
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Another meh moon shot with my meh refractor...

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Another meh moon shot with my meh refractor...

Dam that is noisey, what refractor you have?

My shot above was taken through a 60mm 700fl crappy plastic toy refractor with 25mm eyepiece, so I took the pic the lens projection way.

Looks like it's out of focus slightly.
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I rushed it and went overboard on PP
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Nice to see this thread trekking along! I've been out with school and work, as well as trip to WV. Amazingly clear sky, but none of my shots were turning out nicely. Always constantly out of focus, and the cold didn't help trying to focus with numbs hands!
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Can't wait to get up to the cottage next summer and get some of these.
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