An oldie but a goodie – the Moon

The Moon, photographed using a Fuji X-E2 camera on a William Optics Megrez 90 telescope.

The Moon, photographed using a Fuji X-E2 camera on a William Optics Megrez 90 telescope.

Well, it may “just” be The Moon but it still satisfies an itchy camera trigger finger! This was a casual snap using my Fuji X-E2 on the Moon. To be honest it’s the first time I have used the Fuji for the Moon, and it performed very well as expected. Great low noise levels and fun using the remote connect and transfer app to the iPad, saving me craning my neck in to position to check focus. The v4 firmware update from Fuji for the X-E2 introduced Electronic Shutter, which makes for silent and vibrationless shooting which was fantastic in this case by removing the vibration otherwise introduce by the shutter. The lighter weight camera body compared to my 6D makes holding it firm on the telescope easier, as there’s less weight to pull on the focuser draw tube and associated fittings.

The moon was not quite full in this photograph, about 12 hours off being full, so you can see a little bit of shadow detail on the left.