SuperMoon this Sat 5th May?


Kiligulu

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Heard from radio and read from internet that there's such a phenomenon this weekend???
Anyone knows more detail how and timings to watch in Singapore??

Thanks!
 

Rashkae

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Yes, it is called perigee.

I already posted this up in kopitiam with an informational video. Go look there.
 

UncleFai

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By the time I got home last night moon was directly overhead. Then got brilliant idea. Use Skyview app found that at 3.30am it will be at a comfortable angle from my apartment. So set alarm at 3.30am. Alarm rang, got up. Sigh... Whole sky all clouds. Fail.

Then kena scolding from commander-in-chief that I disturbed her sleep. Double fail :(
 

Kongfu

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By the time I got home last night moon was directly overhead. Then got brilliant idea. Use Skyview app found that at 3.30am it will be at a comfortable angle from my apartment. So set alarm at 3.30am. Alarm rang, got up. Sigh... Whole sky all clouds. Fail.

Then kena scolding from commander-in-chief that I disturbed her sleep. Double fail :(
you still have tomorrow night tho :)
 

UncleFai

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you still have tomorrow night tho :)
This is what I managed to get this evening (4 May 2012):

Using my Nikon D7000 and the Sigma 150-500mm:


And using my Nikon V1 + FT1 + Nikon TC17EII + Nikkor 300mm f4:


Caveat: I'm not the best PS person in the world. I am sure the pictures could have been rendered better. Oh well...

PS: Commander-in-Chief decided to indulge me... she sat in the car playing games on her iPhone while I was struggling with all these.
 

Kongfu

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This is what I managed to get this evening (4 May 2012):

Using my Nikon D7000 and the Sigma 150-500mm:


And using my Nikon V1 + FT1 + Nikon TC17EII + Nikkor 300mm f4:


Caveat: I'm not the best PS person in the world. I am sure the pictures could have been rendered better. Oh well...

PS: Commander-in-Chief decided to indulge me... she sat in the car playing games on her iPhone while I was struggling with all these.
Hi Uncle,

Your 1st pic looks great enuf to me :) Too bad I dont own a good telephoto lens but I'll still try to take it tmrw night using my 55-250. Hopefully it will turn out ok :)

ps: wa your c.i.c so good ah ;)
 

116520

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Uncle Fai, may I know what is your settings to take those pictures? Thank you!
 

UncleFai

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Uncle Fai, may I know what is your settings to take those pictures? Thank you!
Just took the following: D7000 + Sigma 150-500mm @ 500mm, ISO-100, f7.1, 1/125sec, WB 4000K. This is what it looks like (JPEG) straight out from the camera.


After Photoshop, this is what I got:
 

rakurai

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After PP one is amazing, UncleFai! I totally forgot about this, because my Commander-In-Chief demanded something else for me to do..
Hopefully tonight I can still see something.

Thank you for sharing!
 

Gigarex

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I waited until 2am last night and finally, the cloud cover broke and I managed to capture these shots. They are not as great as UncleFai's.

600D on tripod with remote trigger + 1.4x teleconverter + 100L @ 224mm, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/250s, JPEG, 100% crop


 

polar28

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This was my shot on 5th May, around 10pm. Waited 1.5 hours for the cloud to clear.

7D, 100-400mm L at 400mm, F11, 1/160, -2EV

 

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