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Last nights´full moon over cologne

Last nights´full moon over cologne
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-01-13
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Exakta 650-1300mm f/8-16, Kingston CF 1GB
Exposure: f/inf, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heavens Above, The Moon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-14 6:35
Viewed: 5749
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...and my second full moon here.
Finally a good one with a clear view to try my new "system":
an Eos 20D with an Exacta 650-1300 mm mega-zoom
with a total weight of 3.2 kg -
this seems to be the nearest i can get with "normal"

Tripod, self-timer, Iso 100, shutter speed 1/100
as usual to reduce the noise.

Distance from Earth (km) appr. 384,400

Moon/Earth Comparison (Moon/Earth)

Mass (10E24 kg) (0.07349/ 5.9736)
Volume (10E10 km3) (2.1958/ 108.321)
Equatorial radius (km) (1738.1/ 6378.1)
Polar radius (km) (1736.0/ 6356.8)
Volumetric mean radius (km) (1737.1/ 6371.0)
Ellipticity (Flattening) (0.0012/ 0.00335)
Mean density (kg/m3) (3350/ 5515)
Surface gravity (m/s2) (1.62/ 9.80)
Surface acceleration (m/s2) (1.62/ 9.78)
Escape velocity (km/s) (2.38/ 11.2)
GM (x 106 km3/s2) (0.0049/ 0.3986)
Bond albedo (0.11/ 0.306)
Visual geometric albedo (0.12/ 0.367)
Visual magnitude V(1,0) (+0.21/ - )
Solar irradiance (W/m2) (1367.6/ 1367.6)
Black-body temperature (K) (274.5/ 254.3)
Topographic range (km) (16/ 20)
Moment of inertia (I/MR2) (0.394/ 0.3308)
J2 (x 10-6) (202.7/ 1082.63)


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hello Thorsten,
Good approach for a foto without telescope.
I think it´s out of focus or moved.
Very useful your note.

Hi Thorsten

I love Moon shots. I take lots of them but I need equipment and they are not as good as this one.
I like this in particular. It is not sharp enough, but I think that was movement at the time of the shot.
Never less, is a great picture

Hi Thosrsten,
wow, ich bin richtig neidisch!
Genial! Man sieht so schön die Strukturen, ganz ganz super!
Ich hab' mich vorhin auch in die Kälte gestellt und den Vollmond fotografiert - mit frustrierendem Ergebnis - man sieht nur einen hellen Ball auf schwarz - sonst nix!
Hätte auch jedes Kind malen können!
Vielen Dank, ganz toll, tschüss
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Thorsten!

Impressive photo and impressive hardware [Exacta] ;-) Full Moon is always beautifull. Maybe slightly soft - I did workshop and tried to sharp your image.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-15 1:41]

Wow, what a perfect shot of the moon, Thorsten.
Congratulations. TFS. : )

Hi Thorsten

No time to give a proper critique. Sneaking this in from work. Just a big green smiley!

Hi Thorsten,
yesterday the moon was 50.000 Km
closer the earth.
And shot it more simple with my poor equipment too.
I will post some shot of my city on Trek earth.
Best regards

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