Yet another full(ish) moon…

Was a little disappointed with last nights result… I do still need to trawl through the many RAW files and see if there is one thats better than the one I previously posted…

At the weekend I also treated myself to a new Canon 2x extender… this is the version III and is supposed to be sharper and provide better contrast than previous versions… I already have a Sigma 2x extender but its designed specifically for crop sensor bodies and lens… ok, both my current bodies have crop sensors but my 100-400L is designed for full frame use so kinda made sense to upgrade to the Canon extender…

There are a fair few mixed reviews about extenders in general… mostly because image quality suffers from their use but this has not really bothered me too much and have alway been generally pleased with the results… granted I got better results from my 1.4x but until I can get a better understanding of what I need from a telescope then it will do for now…

As is the way with busses you wait for a clear night to come along then suddenly they all turn up… tonight looked even clearer than last night!!… so it would have been rude not to try the extender out… 😉

The Canon 2x is the same cream colour as the 100-400L which means its very cool LOL..

I took a few shots at varying apertures and shutter speeds to try and increase the sharpness and detail… the moon is still a pain in the arse to photograph as its constantly moving… my tripod is pretty sturdy but the camera setup is pretty heavy and at 800mmm focal length the slightest touch on the lens to focus and the moon is leaping all over the place making it tricky even with EOS Utility to get a clean focus on the moon… by the time its settled again the thing has moved halfway across the frame!! so you have to reposition and re-focus… a vicious circle lol…

Anyway… much happier with the shot…

ISO100, f16, 800mm, 1/50 sec

Now I have a full moon the next shot will be a crescent… I am also going to re-visit the milkyway/starry night shots too in March when the moons phase will mean a moon free night and hopefully a bit more darkness to get better shots of the stars

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