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97.8% Moon – Copernicus, Kepler, Aristarchus and Sinus Iridium

By |2018-11-23T23:09:23+00:0023 November 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

Not much imaging recently because of terrible weather. This was the only chance and the seeing was incredibly bad after a rain storm. The Maria were undulating so much they looked like there really was water in them. Still got something though.

Object ID 97.8% Moon, lunation 14.25 days
Copernicus, Kepler, Aristarchus and Sinus Iridium
Details 2018-11-21 22:03 UT, seeing I/V
Drifting clouds
Telescope 250mm f5 Newtonian
Camera ZWO ASI290MC, UV/IR filter
Exposure(s) 90s SER file, 30% frames
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert, Photoshop
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Lunar Mosaic in infrared 11.06 days

By |2018-06-25T09:16:29+00:0025 June 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

That annoying moment when you realise you’ve missed a tiny bit from the mosaic. Always better to overlap the frames more for safety. I though I was!

Object ID Lunar mosaic 7 frames
Details 2018-06-24 21:07 – 21:16 UT
Low down and seeing II (I-V)
Telescope 200mm f5 Newtonian
Camera ZWO ASI290MC
ZWO Infrared pass filter
Exposure(s) 7 x 60s AVIs, 20% stack
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert, Photoshop
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6 pane lunar mosaic

By |2018-06-21T13:05:49+00:0021 June 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

Mosaics are simple using the new camera.

Object ID Lunar mosiac, 6 panes
Details 2018-06-20 22:14 – 22:22 UT
7.15 days 55.9% illumination
Seeing: II (I-V)
Telescope 200mm f5 Newtonian
Camera ZWO ASI290MC unfiltered
Exposure(s) 6 x 60s AVIs at 20fps
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert and Photoshop
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Infrared Lunar mosaic

By |2018-06-19T12:00:11+00:0019 June 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

Put the 200P back on the mount to use with ZWO camera. Seems like a good combination – I’d forgotten what a nice telescope it is. I didn’t plan to do a full mosaic but didn’t realise just how close I was.

Object ID 7 frame incomplete lunar mosaic
5.12 days 33.6% illumination
Details 2018-06-18 20:24 – 20:41 UT
Poor seeing (over neighbour’s chimney smoke) and gusty conditions which shook the telescope occasionally.
Telescope 200mm f5 Newtonian
Camera ZWO ASI 290MC
ZWO infrared pass filter
Exposure(s) 7 x 60s AVI @ 20fps
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert, Photoshop
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Lunar First Light for new observatory

By |2018-05-23T19:10:32+00:0023 May 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

A quick First Light in broad daylight of the Moon through the Mak.

Object ID Moon
Details 2018-05-23 18:52UT 8.34 days 68.3%
Telescope 180mm Maksutov at f15
Camera Canon EOS 600D
Exposure(s) ISO 100, 1/100s
Capture In camera
Processing Processed in Lightroom
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3 Crescent Moons in a row

By |2018-05-20T21:06:03+00:0020 May 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

3 days from New Moon in a row.

Object ID New Moon
Details 2018-05-16 20:39UT 1.41 days 2.8%
2018-05-17 20:53UT 2.42 days 8.1%
2018-05-18 21.13UT 3.43 days 15.9%
Telescope C80ED at f7.5
Camera Canon EOS 600D
Exposure(s) 1/60s, 1/100s, 1/50s
Capture In camera
Processing Processed in Lightroom
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Moon 1.41d 2.8pc illumination

By |2018-05-16T20:57:14+00:0016 May 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

The youngest Moon I have ever seen or imaged. Just 5 degrees above the horizon.

Object ID Moon
Details 1.41 days 2.8% illumination
5 degrees altitude
2018-05-16 20:39 UT
Telescope C80ED at f7.5
Camera Canon EOS 600D
Exposure(s) 1/60s
Capture In camera
Processing Processed in Lightroom
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Three Moon shots

By |2018-05-09T20:02:40+00:009 May 2018|Categories: Moon, News|

Various Moon shots over the past few months. With my equipment dismantled for the observatory rebuild, this all I can do for now. Still fun though.

Object ID Moon
Details 3,26 days, 4.76 days, 8.35 days
Telescope C80ED at f7.5
Camera Canon EOS 600D
Exposure(s) 1/60s, 1/250s, 1/200s
Capture In camera
Processing Process in Lightroom

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