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
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.