Photograph of the moon

      The Moon  

I took this picture at Lulworth Cove. I used a Nikon D70, Jessops 2.0 Teleconverter and a Zoom -Nikkor 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6 G Shutter speed 1/1000s and f 5.6. I am quite happy with it but how could I have got a sharper image? Any suggestions? (See below the picture for some that I have received).

The moon

 

I received some suggestions from Franz Keller:

–         always use a tripoid, even wehen the exposure time is very short.

–         don´t use zoom-lenses

–   the moon should be high in the sky, not close to the horizon

–   full moon is not so interesting. In the days before ore after first quarter the craters have long shadows

–  turn off the auto-focus

– to control the focus use the life-view of your camera or a laptop screen

–  focal length should be minimum 500mm, better 1000 mm

To see Franz’s moon pictures, click on http://www.volkssternwarte-gundremmingen.de/vsg.htm