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Photo Info

Dimensions4361 x 3271
Original file size11.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Jun-18 22:33
Date modified27-Jun-18 23:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelPENTAX K-3 II
Focal length450 mm
Focal length (35mm)675 mm
Exposure1/20 at f/NA
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 2000
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Moon & Observatory

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: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>
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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