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Three Moon shots

By |9 May 2018|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 IDMoon
Details3,26 days, 4.76 days, 8.35 days
TelescopeC80ED at f7.5
CameraCanon EOS 600D
Exposure(s)1/60s, 1/250s, 1/200s
CaptureIn camera
ProcessingProcess in Lightroom

Copernicus Infrared and X2

By |30 September 2017|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.

99.7% Harvest Moon

By |9 September 2017|Moon, News|

2017-09-05 20:29 UT
Seeing III
C80ED 80mm f7.5 1/200s ISO100
Canon 600D Processed in Lightroom

Love it or hate it there’s no denying the full moon is beautiful and always satisfying to image. The large impact craters such as Tycho and Copernicus stand out so well at this phase with the ejecta covering vast areas of the surface.

First Infrared moon test on Plato

By |1 August 2017|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