Fly Me to the Moon

F-stop, f/4.0, ISO-160, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/125 sec.

This is the reason why I bought a bridge camera — built-in 2000mm focal length gets you right inside the craters on the moon. A DSLR can do this, but the weight and cost of an interchangeable lens was prohibitive for me.

Bridge cameras, also known as superzooms, are a bridge between compact pocket cameras and DSLR’s (digital, single-lens reflex cameras).

With my vision impairment I can only see the moon well enough to aim the camera. I’m very satisfied with the results.

F-stop, f/2.8, ISO-200, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/125 sec.
F-stop, f/4.0, ISO-160, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/160 sec.
F-stop, f/4.0, ISO-160, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/160 sec.
F-stop, f/2.8, ISO-200, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/125 sec.
F-stop, f/3.2, ISO-160, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/125 sec.
F-stop, f/2.8, ISO-125, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/125 sec.
F-stop, f/4.0, ISO-160, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/320 sec.
F-stop, f/4.0, ISO-160, 35mm focal length 1426, exposure 1/320 sec.
F-stop, f/2.8, ISO-100, 35mm focal length 1933, exposure 1/125 sec.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Regulus and Io

regulus

Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo. It is a multiple star system consisting of four stars. Regulus A is a binary star which has a blue-white appearance, and is best seen in the northern hemisphere during late-winter and spring.

io

Io is the fourth-largest of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, the most volcanic; and considered the driest object in the solar system.

ioreg

I took these photos while setting up for tripod shots of the moon.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Image 1: f/2.8, ISO-100, 35mm focal length 1440.

Image 2: f/2.8, ISO-3200, 35mm focal length 1426.

Image 3: f/2.8, ISO-6400, 35mm focal length 650.