Sony A7s digital SLR camera captures the front of the moon : Last month amateur astronomer Thierry Legault filmed the International Space Station (ISS) as it passed through the middle of the first-quarter moon with his Sony Alpha A7s digital SLR camera. The pictures he made of the moon are amazing and shot in high-resolution quality. Legault, born in 1962 is a world famous French amateur astronomer, specializing in astrophotography. Thierry Legault shot the event from the South of France, near Rouen, the home city of French astronaut and current ISS resident, Thomas Pesquet. The resolution of the video he made is remarkable and clearly shows the vast craters and spectacular mountain ranges on the moon, a view usually only afforded to actual residents of the International space ship.
Sony Alpha astrophotography
The main modules and large solar panels of the space station itself are clearly identifiable when the footage is slowed down, a remarkable feat considering it was travelling at approximately 28,000 km/h. You can admire this footage in extremely high resolution thanks to the Sony SLR camera which offers extraordinary creative possibilities for photographers and videographers, particularly those shooting in low-light conditions.
With ultra-high ISO sensitivity, minimal noise and spectacular 4K image quality (3840 x 2160 pixels), the Sony A7s / A7s II D-SLR are the best cameras for astronomers tracking the secrets of the universe. This visual experience of the moon can be seen in his YouTube video below. More breathtaking pictures of the moon can also be seen at his astrophotography website.