Waxing Crescent Moon

© Erik R. Odegard

Waxing Crescent Moon

Gary W. Lake 7/2/2003 12:47:22 AM

Wow! Great shot with incredible detail Erik! #43456

Paula Showen 7/15/2003 8:00:23 PM

Absolutely stunning! This is truly amazing! Nice work. How did you ever keep it all perfectly still? How do you do this? #143299

Erik R. Odegard 7/15/2003 8:17:30 PM

Thank you! If you only knew how many attempts it took me to get this one good one :)I have been experimenting with astrophotography for a while now, and by no means have it down...I am still struggling with polar aligning my telescope and getting decent focus through the camera. On this shot, I attached the camera to the telescope and then connected my camera to a laptop computer and took the pic via the 'remote capture' application that Canon offers. It's kind of like using a cable release on a standard SLR camera. #143314

Paula Showen 7/16/2003 9:27:11 AM

Well Erik, I think you're well on your way to having it down. This is really fantastic! Great job. #143803

Paula Showen 8/14/2003 6:34:15 PM

Erik, I'm soooo happy to see this in the finalists! Congratulations! #166062

Gary W. Lake 8/14/2003 8:05:15 PM

Congrats on this finalist Erik! #166354

Erik R. Odegard 8/14/2003 8:09:05 PM

Gary, Paula,

Thank you both! I am very flattered to have made it to the finals with this one! #166366

Ryan Glaze 8/29/2005 7:58:39 PM


Looks like it has been a while since anyone has commented on this, but came across it while browsing the latest betterphoto.com on pictures of moons. I have a G5 and was wondering if there is an adapter that allows this camera (or your camera) to fit to a telescope. My pictures of the moon have zero detail to them and yours looks good. Or do you just set up your camera with a tripod to the level of the eyepiece of the telescope?


Ryan Glaze #1782783

Erik R. Odegard 8/29/2005 8:05:33 PM

Hi Ryan,

Thank you - I had a lot of fun trying to get one or two good shots :)

I have an adapter for the G2, and I beleive you can get one for the G5 as well for around $40 from www.ScopeTronix.com it just screws on and allows you to attach the camera to a telescope. #1782806

Ryan Glaze 8/30/2005 4:29:06 PM

Thanks Erik,

Checked them out on scopetronix.com. I just need to find out what kind of scope my dad has. This will help

Ryan #1786649

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Camera attached to telescope in backyard

Uploaded on 7/1/2003 11:07:39 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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