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    Yippie, it's full moon - and the sky is super clear (by USJ standards)!


    This pic was taken at 2.11am...just a little past full moon (which was supposed to occur around 2.09 - 2.10 am)

    If the sky holds, I'll get the "SuperMoon" in my sights...estimated to be at 3.08 am, at which time the moon is 356,575 km from USJ, Malaysia.

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    Here's the SuperMoon - biggest moon for the last 18 years. Not that I can actually see any diff!


    Pic taken at 3.09am.

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    I went outside and saw the same moon....no difference

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    tx FT. it was all cloudy over at my side so didn't take any.
    “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

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    Nice moon pic, FT. Of all times to get cloudy, it had to happen that night. I went out and couldnt even see any moon for a while. Then went out again and saw it behind some cloud. siighhh..
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    l-o-l & mick, sometimes it's my turn to get lucky. It was thick clouds up until about 1 am, then the clouds broke up and stayed away!

    Two challenging photo opportunities coming up, but requires a telescope...

    Saturn will be in opposition (closest to Earth for this year) on 4th April. However, Saturn has been steadily moving further away from the sun since 2003. It will reach aphelion (furthest point in its orbit around the sun) in 2018. Good earthly views of Saturn are diminishing, don't waste the opportunity since some of us may unfortunately not be around when it comes closest to us again in the year 2032......

    Jupiter is a different story. It was at perihelion just 4 days ago - 18th March (but we can't see it yet because it is now behind the sun). Happily, it will move into opposition on 29th October, still be relatively near perihelion, so we will get pretty nice close views of Jupiter this year! Plan on shooting from ~July onwards.

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    tx FT, that's valuable info now will seriously think of getting a telecsope for this once in my lifetime event
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    the moon today
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    How about making it bigger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka
    How about making it bigger?
    kenot already, i'll lose all the details if i make it any bigger. limitation of my camera and lens
    “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick123
    kenot already, i'll lose all the details if i make it any bigger. limitation of my camera and lens
    Oh I see, thanks.

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    A beauty to behold, as always, even if it is not the one-third something.

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    Mick, what sort of lens do you use to shoot the moon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by venuspop
    Mick, what sort of lens do you use to shoot the moon?
    i use a normal lens only
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    Quote Originally Posted by mick123
    i use a normal lens only
    Mick, I'm going to impress you with my next question.

    What's the focal length of the lens you used? D (Impressed or not? )

    BTW that means as in 35mm to 76mm or something like that, right? ~~~ *LOL*

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