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Moon & Observatory

Tonight's full moon breaks behind the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, San Jose, CA. I used The Photographer's Ephemeris to precisely plan this lineup, and when the moon popped up, my tripod was perfectly positioned with no need to make a last second running lateral correction, as is typical for me. The K3II's built in GPS embedded my precise location into the EXIF. This is a single frame, single exposure and there has been no manipulation of the size nor placement of the moon in any way. Here is my sequence of shots as proof: www.mikeoria.com/p241193605/eb54ad679

 

Lens is the DFA 150-450 plus a 1.4x teleconverter on the K3II. The equivalent focal length is 945mm before cropping.

 

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Taken on June 27, 2018