This is my first time trying my hand at photographing the Moon through a telescope. It took a lot of trial and error but I figured it out.
Date Taken: 06/22/2013 Photographer:
Joshua G. Location: San Marcos, TX
Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
Sony NEX-3 Processing: Lightroom 4 Exposure: 1/30 second Notes: ISO 800, The Moon moves faster than I thought it would. I had to keep the ISO cranked up and the shutter speed up to keep the motion blur down.
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