How to take photos of the moon with a simple digital camera

If you would like to take some great shots of the moon like these read on!

Using a simple, and by todays standards old, Coolpix digital camera I was able to take these afocal images early this evening. Afocal photography simply means by holding the camera up to the eyepiece. Nothing complicated just zoom, hold and click. Sure a little playing with contrast and filters helps afterwards but it’s simple and fun.

If you would like to take your own photos, our next workshop is Friday 1 September 6 to 8pm and just $30, bookings essential on 9217 0485. We will spend time on different telescopes and hopefully get some more beautiful shots of our nearest neighbour, the Moon.

See you then

The Moon

More of the Moon

UPDATE!
Here is an image that was taken by one of the group using a fairly old Olympus 300 digital camera, well done!

My favourite Moon photo

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