Posted by: John McIntyre | April 19, 2016

My First Moon Picture

This is my first picture of the Moon using my new Celestron Eight telescope.  It’s a eight-inch diameter Schmidt-Cassegrain design that we inherited from Susie’s Aunt Sharon.  The camera used is a Nikon D100 with an exposure of 1/200.

It’s a little bit out of focus, but I have read that pictures come out better during partial phases of the Moon and yesterday was 96% visible, so hopefully future pictures should be better.  It’s also harder to focus through the camera than the eyepiece of the telescope.


Aunt Sharon, rest in peace!


  1. Lovely..


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