Chandrayaan I

Chandrayaan I, India’s maiden unmanned moon mission has sent through its maiden photograph – one of looking back at Earth:

Chandrayaan maiden photo
Chandrayaan maiden photo

It’s a proud moment for us Indians, being able to look back at Earth from so far off.

It’s still on its way to the Moon, scheduled to reach on Nov 8th. Let’s watch out for more photos then.

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The Moon

I have always wanted to photograph the moon along with the ‘features’ – the dark spots etc on the surface of moon. Here is a photograph that I finally took recently:

Not bad, but I guess there is room for improvement. Maybe, a shot of the not-so-full moon would look better. Also, I came to know after I took this shot that camera setting advised for such a shot is f/11 1/250 seconds. I will be trying these, and posting here in case I get a better picture.

UPDATE 22nd Sep 2008: I have a new shot, much better compared to above:

Cresent Moon
Cresent Moon

I used 1/60 sec at the smallest aperture available, ISO 80.

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