First Quarter Moon

First attempt. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I am used to manually focusing and adjusting exposure on Live View, but with a T-ring on the camera, I was stuck with an absolutely manual process. Since the telescope was not reporting aperture to the camera, I had to adjust the shutter speed after each photo. No exposure feedback through Live View.

Also, the photo was not as sharp as I expected. Maybe I need to focus on multiple points and do some focus stacking.

Clear Dark Sky is tremendously helpful. Yesterday night was clear, and I saw Saturn for the first time. Tonight is cloudy, but I can look forward to Friday night when it will be clear again.

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Nikon D800, Orion StarSeeker III 127mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope, ISO 100, 1/20s

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