Waxing Crescent Moon 35% of Full

Last year, I had taken a series of waxing crescent moon photos with a camera lens. Taking a photo with a camera lens is so much easier because I can adjust ISO, aperture and shutter speed.

With a telescope, the amount of detail that can be captured is absolutely astounding. But, I lose the aperture control, and am limited to adjusting exposure by ISO and shutter speed. At high magnifications, I really need a fast shutter speed because the moon is moving fast. This one ended up a touch grainy.

Waxing Crescent Moon

Nikon D800, ISO 2000, 1/1,000s, Orion StarSeeker III 127mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope

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