Waxing Crescent Moon

© Erik R. Odegard

Waxing Crescent Moon

Gary W. Lake July 02, 2003

Wow! Great shot with incredible detail Erik! #43456

Paula Showen July 15, 2003

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 July 15, 2003

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 July 16, 2003

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

Paula Showen August 14, 2003

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

Gary W. Lake August 14, 2003

Congrats on this finalist Erik! #166354

Erik R. Odegard August 14, 2003

Gary, Paula,

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

Ryan Glaze August 29, 2005


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 August 29, 2005

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 August 30, 2005

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 July 01, 2003

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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