How to Photograph the Moon with DWARF II?Updated 7 months ago
This tutorial is divided into two parts: shooting and tracking the moon.
How to photograph the moon in “Photo” and ”Video“” mode?
Here's the logic for photographing the moon in “Photo” or “Video” mode:
- Roughly point the lens of DWARF II towards the moon.
- Move the moon to the center of the telephoto view.
- Adjust the parameters according to the environment.
- Start shooting.
1. Roughly point the lens of DWARF II towards the moon.
2. Use the joystick or dual-shooting linkage function to move the moon to the center of the telephoto view.
3. Click "Focus" to manually or automatically focus. ("+" "-" is for manual focus, "auto" is for automatic focus.)
4. Adjust the parameters according to the environment (for example, exposure 1/400, gain 0, IR adjusted to IR Cut).
5. Start shooting.
How to track the moon in "Astro" mode?
This is the logic for shooting in "Astro" mode for tracking the moon and shooting in other modes:
- Focus the DWARF II lens towards a distant light source or bright star.
- Goto the moon.
- Adjust parameters according to the environment.
- Switch to "photo," "video," or "time-lapse" mode and start shooting.
- Plate solving may fail due to the brightness around the moon, but it does not affect DWARF II's ability to goto the moon.
- Shooting the moon in "Astronomy" mode may result in broken images. It is recommended to switch to other modes after goto the moon.
1. Focus the DWARF II lens towards a distant light source or bright star. (Use "+" and "-" for manual focus, and "auto" for automatic focus).
In "Astro" mode, click on "Feature", then click on "Calibration" to start the 3-point calibration process. This process takes approximately 1 minute.