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.
97.8% Moon, lunation 14.25 days Copernicus, Kepler, Aristarchus and Sinus Iridium
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.
7 frame incomplete lunar mosaic 5.12 days 33.6% illumination
2018-06-18 20:24 – 20:41 UT Poor seeing (over neighbour’s chimney smoke) and gusty conditions which shook the telescope occasionally.
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.
Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f15 Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 4x60s AVI 60fps (not always achieved) ZWO 850 IR pass filter Captured with FireCapture Processed in AutoStakkert, Photoshop CC 08:15 UT Seeing: II gusty wind, daylight, blue sky 21.57 days