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First Infrared moon test on Plato

By |2017-08-03T19:34:07+00:001 August 2017|Categories: Moon, News, Plato project|

First test using ZWO 850 IR pass filter on Plato and Alpine valley.
The question was: is the DBK sensitive at infrared wavelengths that the filter allows through and so can image during daylight hours?
YES!

Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f15
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 4x60s AVI 60fps (not always achieved)
Captured with FireCapture
Processed in AutoStakkert, Photoshop CC, Lightroom
19:38 – 19:42 UT Seeing: III but low altitude
9.41 days

ZWO 850 filter transmission characteristics

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Plato project

By |2017-09-30T20:46:29+00:0030 June 2017|Categories: Plato project, Technique|

Image Plato crater from Lunar sunrise to sunset and make a timelapse.

From:  79 deg phase, 7.8 days
To:       259 deg phase, 23.5 days, -40.7 deg illumination

Will need daytime imaging so I have a ZWO 850nm IR pass filter for use with the DBK camera if the camera is sensitive enough at these wavewlengths (it is!). Take all images in IR.

Day Actual Day Date Comments
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8
9 9.41 2017-08-01  Too small. Needs re-done and with correct alignment.
10  10.59  2017-09-30
11  11.51  2017-08-03
12
13  13.54  2017-08-05
14
15  15.53  2017-08-07
16  16.56  2017-08-08
17
18  17.59 2017-08-09
19
20  20.62  2017-08-13  A good sharp image
21  21.57  2017-09-12
22
23

ZWO 850 IR transmission characteristics

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