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The full moon can be an excellent astrophotography target too, and almost anyone can take a photo like this! An off the shelf DSLR (and an old one at that) captured this in 1/60th of a second @ISO 100 using a 600mm telescope. Good focus, good exposure, and don't get carried away with trying to over sharpen it or over saturate it.

When full, the ray systems around the impact craters are the most prominent, and you often can capture some surface details in the shaded relief along the limb of the moon where the sunlight is just grazing the surface.

Image Details:

Takahashi FC-76 Refractor @f/7
ISO 100
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
1/60 second exposure 

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