Bolty
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03 June 2023 22:13:48
Thought I'd start a thread for any lovers of Moon photography in here.

Tonight, June's full moon rising over the fields:

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Scott
Blackrod, Lancashire (4 miles south of Chorley) at 156m asl.
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four
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06 June 2023 07:39:34
I always think it looks best when not full as you can get surprising detail with sidelight contrast - even with quite modest cameras if you don't over-expose it.
Taking the shot before it is dark can work well too.

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fairweather
06 June 2023 22:31:10
Does everybody use that ipost thing to get an image on here? I've never been able to get an image into a post, only in the gallery. Presumably there is no direct upload from my PC like Flckr for example so what is the current easiest way?
S.Essex, 42m ASL
Bolty
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06 June 2023 23:48:09
Originally Posted by: fairweather 

Does everybody use that ipost thing to get an image on here? I've never been able to get an image into a post, only in the gallery. Presumably there is no direct upload from my PC like Flckr for example so what is the current easiest way?



PostImg is a good site to use. You simply copy the full screen link to here.
Scott
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Bolty
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08 June 2023 16:40:25
Waning gibbous (79% illuminated) early this morning.

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Bolty
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25 June 2023 22:05:32
The First Quarter at different stages of twilight this evening:

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Bolty
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04 July 2023 16:27:59
July's full moon passed by low in the southern sky last night. Summer full moons always sit low in the sky as is, but this one also occurred close to the southern lunistice.

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Scott
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Roger Parsons
04 July 2023 16:43:45
I was out at 2.15am enjoying the sight, Bolty. Jupiter rising was stunning! Then I did wordle!!!! No bats about, sadly. Tried several frequencies.
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
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05 July 2023 15:40:11
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

I was out at 2.15am enjoying the sight, Bolty. Jupiter rising was stunning! Then I did wordle!!!! No bats about, sadly. Tried several frequencies.



It looked great Roger! That's about the time I taken mine too. I was on my break at work and the Moon looked fantastic. I'm making it a project to take a photo of every full moon for the foreseeable.
Scott
Blackrod, Lancashire (4 miles south of Chorley) at 156m asl.
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Roger Parsons
05 July 2023 16:03:14
Originally Posted by: Bolty 

It looked great Roger! That's about the time I taken mine too. I was on my break at work and the Moon looked fantastic. I'm making it a project to take a photo of every full moon for the foreseeable.


I ought to make more of an effort to get my 'scope out, Bolty. I gave up doing it because of the extent of light pollution in the village. Since covid and the energy price rises the nights are significantly darker. Also I now have eye issues - developing cararacts which give interesting double vision - like 2 Jupiters, or twin space stations! Improves bird counts no end. 🤣
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Roger Parsons
30 July 2023 06:18:05
Message for Moon photographers: There will be 2 Full Moons in August!
Next one:  1 August - Sturgeon Moon - supermoon
https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/full-moon-calendar 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Bolty
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02 August 2023 15:04:34
Surprisingly, I did manage to catch a momentary break in the clouds last night to get the first full moon of August.

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Scott
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Retron
02 August 2023 15:19:57
Originally Posted by: Bolty 

Surprisingly, I did manage to catch a momentary break in the clouds last night to get the first full moon of August.


Those moon shots are impressive, and it's refreshing to see the use of a proper camera rather than a phone. 👍

My local Facebook groups are full of people posting "AI"-enhanced photos of the moon taken on their phones, and it's just not impressive at all (no, they don't realise that they're not excellent photographers and it's a computer pasting in an image instead!)
Setting up a real camera, though... it's damned hard to get a crisp shot.
Leysdown, north Kent
Bolty
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02 August 2023 15:28:04
Originally Posted by: Retron 

Those moon shots are impressive, and it's refreshing to see the use of a proper camera rather than a phone. 👍

My local Facebook groups are full of people posting "AI"-enhanced photos of the moon taken on their phones, and it's just not impressive at all (no, they don't realise that they're not excellent photographers and it's a computer pasting in an image instead!)
Setting up a real camera, though... it's damned hard to get a crisp shot.



Thanks! Yes, I try to do it properly and I too firmly believe that a proper camera gives the best shots. If you get a good, crisp photo, all that's needed (if at all) are some slight adjustments on basic editing software.
Scott
Blackrod, Lancashire (4 miles south of Chorley) at 156m asl.
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Bolty
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10 August 2023 17:11:56
Daytime waning crescent, 10 August 2023 07:15:

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Scott
Blackrod, Lancashire (4 miles south of Chorley) at 156m asl.
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Roger Parsons
26 August 2023 16:35:07
Are you ready for the Blue Moon?
31 August - Blue Moon - a supermoon.
https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/full-moon-calendar 

Looking forward to some stunning photos - cloud permitting. Met Office writes for 31st August:
"Thursday may see residual rain or showers clearing eastern areas during the morning, with dry conditions following, before rain approaches the south west later."


 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Windy Willow
27 August 2023 10:04:50
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

Are you ready for the Blue Moon?
31 August - Blue Moon - a supermoon.
https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/full-moon-calendar 

Looking forward to some stunning photos - cloud permitting. Met Office writes for 31st August:
"Thursday may see residual rain or showers clearing eastern areas during the morning, with dry conditions following, before rain approaches the south west later."


 

I should get an awesome view from my location then, the middle of nowhere in the south of France when, if clear, you can see the milky way with no trouble at all, no light pollution, in fact no pollution of any description, just the wildlife which often serenade and amuse in the evenings. I'm truly looking forward to it, if I'm really lucky I'll still get to see a meteor or two, it has been known! 
119.4 m /391.7 feet asl
Sunny Dartford, NW Kent

Don't feed the Trolls!! When starved of attention they return to their dark caves or the dark recesses of bridges and will turn back to stone, silent again!
Roger Parsons
27 August 2023 10:51:23
Enjoy. You could get some interesting observations:
e.g.
"Saturn moves into opposition on 27 August. This means that it’s positioned opposite to the Sun in the sky, fully illuminating its face so that it appears at its brightest."
https://lnu.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cd577a92cc62097f57a1d8a08&id=9647b6295d&e=27bd9e27fb 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Bolty
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01 September 2023 14:07:35
A little late with this as I've been away from home, but here is August's Blue Moon rising over the Northumberland National Park on the evening of 30 August 2023:

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Scott
Blackrod, Lancashire (4 miles south of Chorley) at 156m asl.
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Roger Parsons
01 September 2023 14:11:13
A few Lincolnshire and E Yorks Blue Moon views... Enjoy.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-66670695 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
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