Moon Shots

The moon photographed from Hamilton, Ontario, on 2012 12 19 2125 EDT with an 80mm refractor and Nikon D5100 at prime focus.

The moon photographed from Hamilton, Ontario, on 2012 12 19 2125 EDT with an 80mm refractor and Nikon D5100 at prime focus. The moon is such a bright object that even in urban areas great views – and photos – are possible.

The moon and Saturn (up and to the right) together, early on the morning of 19 June 2006. Some stars in the constellation Leo are visble to the left of the moon..

The moon and Saturn (up and to the right) together behind light clouds, early on the morning of 19 June 2006. Some stars in the constellation Leo are visble to the left of the moon. Photographed hand-held with a Pentax *ist DL2 in Hamilton, ON.

A photo of the moon taken from an apartment balcony on 18 December 2012, Hamilton, Ontario, using hand-held eyepiece projection.

A photo of the moon taken from an apartment balcony on 18 December 2012, Hamilton, Ontario, using hand-held eyepiece projection. This simple method allows photos to be taken with a telescope and digital pocket camera without special equipment.

Early into a total lunar eclipse, 20 February 2008, with Saturn up and to the left. Photographed with a Pentax *ist DL2 dSLR.

Early into a total lunar eclipse, 20 February 2008, with Saturn up and to the left. Photographed hand-held with a Pentax *ist DL2 dSLR. The earth’s shadow is cutting across the face of the full moon.

© 2012, David Allan Galbraith
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