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Lunar Mosaic in infrared 11.06 days

By | 2018-06-25T09:16:29+00:00 25 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+00:00 21 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+00:00 19 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+00:00 23 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+00:00 20 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+00:00 16 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+00:00 9 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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Copernicus Infrared and X2

By | 2017-10-01T10:53:43+00:00 30 September 2017|Categories: Moon, News|

Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f15 and f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 4x60s AVI 60fps  for f30, 1x60s for f15
ZWO 850 IR pass filter
Captured with FireCapture
Processed in AutoStakkert, Photoshop CC and PIPP for f15
19:46 UT Seeing: I-II
10.59 days

Seeing was far too poor and altitude too low for high res imaging. Nothing achieved at f30.

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