First Lunar Epoch #2

© Arthur Rosch

First Lunar Epoch #2

Patricia A. Cale level-deluxe 10/31/2004 9:04:19 PM

Fantastic image, Art. Composition, color and detail are excellent ... now how did you accomplish this? :) #184197

Arthur Rosch 10/31/2004 9:18:57 PM

Thanks, Pat. I had to take the original picture apart, insert the moon photo (taken through my telescope and put it back together. The landscape image is a stack of three images but one image would have sufficed. I would like to have had longer star trails, but that may have overwhelmed the photo, so I left it as is. A car came through
the shot and left the light streaks. This is just a spot five minutes from my house. #882069

Arthur Rosch 10/31/2004 9:20:30 PM

Oh, and the airplane. And the fog. Just a lucky moment. #882072

Patricia A. Cale level-deluxe 10/31/2004 9:36:44 PM

Thanks for the explanation, Art. I agree that longer star trails may have overwhelmed the composition. I think everything worked very well. I love the moon. It's a beautiful shot.

And, aren't many photographic moments luck?? #882080

Linda Murphy level-deluxe 11/18/2004 5:05:20 AM

Wonderful work here Art! #923129

Kathy Kult level-deluxe 11/18/2004 6:36:34 AM

Wow, this is a great composition! Just curious, what model of telescope do you use with your Canon 20D? Do you need some special adapter to attach it to your telescope? I'm wanting to get a telescope to use with my Canon Rebel, and was just wondering. Great photo! #923450

Arthur Rosch 11/18/2004 9:26:46 AM

Kathy, I use a Celestron 8 inch scope.
What's more important is the mount,
which is called a Losmandy G11. There
are photos of this in my "Gear" gallery.
If you're doing photography, you need
a sturdy mount that is designed to
be polar aligned, so that it tracks
correctly. These can run you from
800 dollars to many thousands. You
should start reading the astronomy
magazines and get on Orion's mailing
list ( because their
catalog is a great educator. Good luck!

Art #923687

Kathy Kult 11/18/2004 3:21:21 PM

Thanks for the detailed information Art. This is fascinating stuff! Maybe I'll have to put that mount on my Christmas list :-) #924150

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This photo could have been taken billions of years ago; or billions
of years from now. We don't know
if civilizations with power lines
and car headlights have come and gone,
and will come again. At least, I hope

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