Moon

/Moon

Maria Crisium & Nectaris, Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina Infrared

By |2020-04-04T16:42:16+00:0029 March 2020|Categories: Moon, News|

Two daytime infrared imaging sets

Object ID Maria Crisium & Nectaris, Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina Infrared
Details 2020-03-28/29
Daytime
Telescope 250mm f4.8 OO Newtonian
Camera ZWO ASI 290MC
ZWO Infrared filter
Exposure(s) 30s AVI @47fps 1024×768
Capture FireCapture
Processing 10% frames stacked in Autostakkert
Final process in Photoshop
Comments Off on Maria Crisium & Nectaris, Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina Infrared

70.4% 4-pane Lunar mosaic

By |2020-03-05T19:35:23+00:005 March 2020|Categories: Moon, News|

One of my best Moon images I think.

Object ID 70.4% illuminated Moon
Copernicus, Eratosthenes, Archimedes
Apennines, Mare Serenity and Imbrium
Details 2020-03-02 20:02 UT
Seeing III (I – V)
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera ZWO ASI290mc
Exposure(s) 4x120s .ser videos, 45fps
1024×768
Capture FireCapture
Processing Autostakkert, Photoshop
Comments Off on 70.4% 4-pane Lunar mosaic

18 panel 85% Moon mosaic

By |2019-03-18T17:02:24+00:0018 March 2019|Categories: Moon, News|

18 panels were just enough. This is 3000 pixels reduce from the original 5000.

Object ID 18 panel Moon mosaic
Details 2019-03-17
Seeing III/V
Telescope 203mm RC8 @f8
Camera ZWO ASI290MC, Infrared pass filter
Exposure(s) 30s AVI for each image
17 fps at full resoltion
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert 2, Photoshop, MS ICE
Comments Off on 18 panel 85% Moon mosaic

4 Lunar features in infrared

By |2019-03-18T17:03:05+00:0018 March 2019|Categories: Moon, News|

Using the wrong telescope but pretty steady and sharp.

Object ID Copernicus, Clavius, Gassendi and Mare Humorum, Plato and J Herschel
85% illumination
Details 2019-03-17
Seeing III/V
Telescope 203mm RC8 @f8
Camera ZWO ASI290MC, Infrared pass filter
Exposure(s) 90s AVI for each image
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert 2, Photoshop
Comments Off on 4 Lunar features in infrared

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
Comments Off on 97.8% Moon – Copernicus, Kepler, Aristarchus and Sinus Iridium

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
Comments Off on Lunar Mosaic in infrared 11.06 days

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
Comments Off on 6 pane lunar mosaic