Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Moon with the Nikon D7000

Clear skies tonight, and the full moon hung in the low East sky. I thought I'd try out the new D7000 on it and shot it through my William Optics 66mm Petzval. The result is lovely. Near-full moons are hard to achieve focus on all around. I love the live view option on the D7000. I can turn it on, focus on the telescope until I get what appears to be the sharpest image possible, and shoot. This will be excellent for my DSO photography!

(Otherwise, for regular photos, the D7000 is stunning. I'll post some images on my Photo blog soon.)

Image Details:
  • Imaging Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Imaging Scope: William Optics 66mm Petzval Refractor
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 seconds


Tommy said...

Nice shot! As a D7000 owner, did you have any problems with any hot pixels that I'm reading about? Is the low-noise in a high iso setting really as good as it looks in low light? I'm going to check out your blog more as I'm interested in the whole astro-photography. :) Tommy

Phil said...

Hi Tommy,
Thanks a lot! I haven't noticed any hot pixels yet. I am going to take some sample dark frames tonight just to see, and will report back here if I find anything odd.

Stephen Baird said...

very cool, i am upgrading to the nikon d7000 this year.
nikonsniper steve