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January 18 Gibbous Moon with a 72mm Refractor

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#1 james7ca

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:42 AM

More with my series on the moon using small refractors and a ZWO ASI183MM Pro camera.

 

My most recent image (below) taken on the evening of January 18, 2019 using a Astro-Tech AT72ED (72mm aperture, f/6), a Tele Vue 2X Powermate, a ZWO ASI183MM Pro camera, and a Baader Solar Continuum filter (to limit the bandwidth to between 535nm and 545nm). Best 10% of 2000 frames using Autostakkert!, sharpening with Registax, and with final tweaks in Photoshop CC2017. Tracking was done on a Celestron AVX.

 

It rained most of this week but we're supposed to have clear skies now until Sunday afternoon (but, it looks like no hope for the lunar eclipse, even a chance of more rain). This should be an excellent opportunity to image the eclipsed moon back on the east coast of the U.S, since the moon is riding very high in the sky and it's also a super moon.

 

I also have RGB subs from this same session so I'll be producing an LRGB image as soon as I can process all of the images.

 

 

Previous links in the series:

SV50ED
  https://www.cloudyni...m/#entry9037374

AT72ED

  https://www.cloudyni...r/#entry9076624

  https://www.cloudyni...r/#entry9071789

  https://www.cloudyni...m/#entry9042580


 

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:20 AM

Great image!



#3 james7ca

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:49 AM

Kev, thanks for the notice.

 

Here is a crop at a larger scale to show some of the detail (this isn't full scale, since in the original the moon is about 3500 pixels tall, so a 12M pixel image).

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

More with my series on the moon using small refractors and a ZWO ASI183MM Pro camera.

 

My most recent image (below) taken on the evening of January 18, 2019 using a Astro-Tech AT72ED (72mm aperture, f/6), a Tele Vue 2X Powermate, a ZWO ASI183MM Pro camera, and a Baader Solar Continuum filter (to limit the bandwidth to between 535nm and 545nm). Best 10% of 2000 frames using Autostakkert!, sharpening with Registax, and with final tweaks in Photoshop CC2017. Tracking was done on a Celestron AVX.

 

It rained most of this week but we're supposed to have clear skies now until Sunday afternoon (but, it looks like no hope for the lunar eclipse, even a chance of more rain). This should be an excellent opportunity to image the eclipsed moon back on the east coast of the U.S, since the moon is riding very high in the sky and it's also a super moon.

 

I also have RGB subs from this same session so I'll be producing an LRGB image as soon as I can process all of the images.

 

 

Previous links in the series:

SV50ED
  https://www.cloudyni...m/#entry9037374

AT72ED

  https://www.cloudyni...r/#entry9076624

  https://www.cloudyni...r/#entry9071789

  https://www.cloudyni...m/#entry9042580


 

Very nice, good dynamic range.



#5 james7ca

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:44 AM

RichA, thanks.

 

I might have the color version done tonight (if I'm lucky).




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