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« on: October 12, 2020, 10:09:16 PM »

This morning the sky was clear and the air free of dust and other haze, and the moon was a crescent and high in the sky, so I broke out my Nikon P900 and put it on a tripod and got this nice shot of the moon.  Thought I’d share it with y’all.  Oh, and it was the first frost of the fall, too.



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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 05:55:41 AM »

Impressive! I've been lookin' at the P1000 and getting rid of the D750 + lenses, etc. just to keep things simple.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 08:54:12 PM »

Likely a great picture Greg... as your pictures always are.

I fail to see the moon shot here.  I have had some trouble with the site lately, so maybe that's why I don't see the picture.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 09:18:52 PM »

Nice Greg.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 12:41:47 AM »

I'm with Mike, saw the photo earlier but not there now.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 02:14:57 AM »

I still see it...  Beauty of a picture.  Funny we had a frost before you did.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2020, 12:18:30 PM »

Funny thing .... I opened the site this morning ... and there was Greg's picture.  A really good one too !

I can see a new round of pictures coming to Night Sightings !!

 There must have been a glitch in my computer because I wold get an error saying I couldn't post to the forum.
All seems fine now.

How about for you Vic ?

Opps ... there it is again : An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry, you cannot post new topics in this board.


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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 01:11:14 PM »

Opps ... there it is again : An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry, you cannot post new topics in this board.

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Did you get caught riding a motorcycle again, maybe?

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2020, 04:16:24 PM »

Don, that hasn't happened ....  LOL
But now my cell phone is proving it isn't so smart ..... it has started sending  the same texts 3 and 4 times to the same person .......  ARGGG Technology.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 04:46:50 PM »

Greg,

What are the specs for your picture?  It is really well focused with a perfect exposure.

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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 05:53:35 PM »

Greg's moon is back just fine for me, and a nice one I might add.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 06:01:50 PM »

Was anyone up this morning at 6:30? Normally I'm not but knew the moon and Venus would be visible. So got up and this is what I saw. Had to grab the camera and go out on the front porch to get a shot.






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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2020, 06:38:53 PM »

Was anyone up this morning at 6:30? Normally I'm not but knew the moon and Venus would be visible. So got up and this is what I saw. Had to grab the camera and go out on the front porch to get a shot.








Cool, the bottom of the moon’s crescent is pointing at Venus.  Nice capture.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 06:39:49 PM »

Greg,

What are the specs for your picture?  It is really well focused with a perfect exposure.

Mike

Good morning, Mike.  The Nikon P900 has a “moon mode” among the scene selections and it sets up the camera automatically.  Makes it simple.  With good light and a clear “target,” the autofocusing is right on, and the moon was a good target.  Another thing the camera does in moon mode is it activates the shutter delay, so when you press the shutter button, it delays firing the shutter for 2 seconds, allowing the camera to settle down before it takes the shot.  The P900 also has an amazing image stabilization feature.  It works well with very long zoom settings.
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2020, 06:54:27 PM »

Impressive! I've been lookin' at the P1000 and getting rid of the D750 + lenses, etc. just to keep things simple.

Good morning, Don.  The P1000 is a better camera than the P900 in several ways.  It zooms to 3000mm, 35mm eqivalent, but I don’t think that makes it better.  But there are several improvements over the P900, including a much brighter, larger and higher resolution viewfinder as well as a higher resolution rear LCD screen.  Auto focusing is better than the P900’s, as is low light performance.  It also has a multi-function ring on the lens barrel that I assume can be programmed to change either shutter speed or aperture settings.  I don’t know if it can be set for manual focusing. 

If the size (and it’s beast, for sure) is a problem, Nikon recently came out with the P950 which is basically the P900 with all the improvements I listed above.  While it zooms to “just 200mm” I don’t find that to be a problem.  I don’t feel shorted in the zoom department with my P900.  Actually, I’m not sure just how useful being able to zoom to 3000mm is, because it’s just about impossible to hold the camera steady unless it’s on a tripod, and then there are atmospheric issues that are greatly magnified at those long focal lengths, such as haze and dust in the air, heat rising up off the ground when it’s hot.  But based on what I’ve read from people who have the P1000, they really like it, and many of them have moved up from the P900 and have no regrets doing so.  You might not regret giving up the D750.
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2020, 06:59:39 PM »








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Vic, your morning shots of the Moon and Venus are really great.
Glad we got Greg's picture back.  Gremlins are at work.

Mike

I was out at 5:30 our time this morning ... but heavy rain and wind.  Must try tomorrow when it is supposed to be better weather.
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2020, 07:03:21 PM »

Thanks Greg.
Sounds like quite the camera.  It does what it is supposed to do.
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2020, 11:47:36 PM »

The moon was high and Venus low in the early morning shot. We are headed to 61 degrees tomorrow morning, 

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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2020, 08:24:39 PM »

The moon was high and Venus low in the early morning shot. We are headed to 61 degrees tomorrow morning, 

10-11-20

I’d love for it to be 61 here today.  Got up this morning and it was 23 degrees, and the snow is steadily creeping down the mountains.  A few days ago there was some “termination dust” on the top portions of the tallest peaks, and today it’s most of the way down.  Winter is here.
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