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Tonight's Lunar V & X | Full Disc & HR Mosaic | March 13th 2019

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#1 MalVeauX

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:34 PM

Heya,

 

March 13th 2019 means it's time for the monthly Lunar V & X features. I happened to be both home and with a fairly clear sky to work with as I've missed the past few.

 

For the full disc, I imaged with an 80mm F5 refractor at F10 (via a 2x barlow) and a Baader Green Filter (500nm wavelength) to increase angular resolution as the seeing supported this. I stacked 1,000 frames to produce the single image.

 

For the high resolution surface panels, I imaged with a 200mm (8") F10 C8 Edge HD SCT operating at F20 (via a 2x barlow) and a Astronomik 742nm IR filter, which lowers angular resolution, but calms the seeing significantly.

 

Each panel is 1,000 frames stacked. The terminator image is a mosaic of 4 such panels, 4,000 images total stacked.

 

(Full resolution images available on my Flickr & Astrobin)

 

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This is a 4 panel mosaic, high resolution. Please see the full resolution image on my astrobin here: https://astrob.in/full/395555/0/

 

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Setup:

 

Celestron C8 Edge HD SCT
Orion ST80
ASi174MM CMOS Camera
GSO 2x Barlow
Baader Green Filter (500nm)
Astronomik 742nm IR filter

 

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Very best,


Edited by MalVeauX, 13 March 2019 - 09:38 PM.

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#2 Tyson M

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:27 PM

Incredible shots Marty!


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#3 Wouter D'hoye

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:45 AM

A great harvest. Well done!

 

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#4 Tom Glenn

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:07 AM

Nice set of images, Marty.  


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