I’m facinated by the Moon. I try to study it as much as I can, and I’d love to be able to take a really good photo of it. I haven’t got the equipment to be able to take a really good shot, but using my Canon PowerShot SX200 IS I’ve managed to take a shot that I’m pleased with.
This camera has 12 x optical zoom but using digital zoom as well, I can go to 48 x. I took lots of shots at different zoom lengths and I think this would be around 30 x, according to my camera. The Moon is 87% illuminated and craters can be seen on the terminator, although it is a little bit blurry there. I’ll keep trying to see if I can get a better shot.
The frustrating thing about trying to study and photograph the Moon is that it’s often cloudy or raining so the Moon is hidden. When it can be seen, it’s because it’s lovely and clear, and in the Winter that means that it’s very cold to be outside. But if I could get a good photo, it would be worth it!