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Waxing Crescent Moon – 9:30pm 4/16/2021 EDT

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#1 jgraham

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:04 PM

Telescope: Meade 12” LX90GPS ACF @ f/10, Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera: Baader modified Nikon 610
Filter: High Point 2” IR Blocking Filter
Exposure: 30x1/250sec, ISO800saved as RAW
Software: Nebulosity, Registax, Photoshop

 

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This was a quick peek of the moon taken this evening using just a remote switch and the mirror lock-up function on my Nikon D610a camera. I was curious to see how well a full-frame camera would work at such a long focal length and it performed quite well. I should be able to capture the entire moon in a single frame at least through gibbous phase. After that I’ll need to take two frames and assemble a mosaic. The flat field of the ACF optics group takes good advantage of the D610’s full frame sensor.


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:33 PM

Thank you. It may be full moon before skies clear here....




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