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    Pictures of moon

    I have been using a good grade camera to take pictures of the moon and constantly get pics of a double moon or glares. Is there a specific setting I should be using? What works for everyone else?

    Also can I do the same to take pics of planets?

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    We have a section of the forum for Astrophotography. This thread would go better there.
    The short answer is that you are probably over-exposing and need to try a much shorter shutter speed. FOr more details, please ask in the right section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antoniseb View Post
    We have a section of the forum for Astrophotography. This thread would go better there.
    So moved.

    And now in non-admin/mod color:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    I have been using a good grade camera to take pictures of the moon and constantly get pics of a double moon or glares. Is there a specific setting I should be using? What works for everyone else?
    Much depends on what equipment you're using and how you're using it. Are you hand-holding a DSLR? If so, the age old rule of thumb is that your shutter speed should be the reciprocal of your lens focal length or faster. For example: if you're using a 200mm telephoto lens, you should set your shutter speed to 1/200 sec or faster. You can get by with a little less if your lens is equipped with image stabilization. Really, though, you would fare better by using a tripod at least. If you're using another kind of camera, you'll need to be more specific in the details.

    Also can I do the same to take pics of planets?
    Maybe. Jupiter is a popular subject for even non-telescopic photography but your lens will need to be in the super telephoto range (or more) to get the better result.
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    If you have a filter on the lens to protect it you can get double images.
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    Hmm will try different ways

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