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Moon @ 8.75 Days - Sept 4,2022

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Ed D, Sep 7, 2022.

Moon @ 8.75 Days - Sept 4,2022

Started by Ed D on Sep 7, 2022 at 6:12 PM

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  1. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Three days ago I was lucky to have pretty clear skies. I took advantage and shot 40 frames with my DSLR through the 10" Dob, no tracking. Looking through the individual frames I saw several that were really good. I'm really happy to see what I can do with the big Dob and DSLR on a good night.

    This first image is a resized version of the full image. I had to resize it because the full size image is HUMONGOUS and cannot be uploaded:

    2022 09-04 Moon resized.jpg
    Moon - September 4, 2022

    This image is a small area crop of the original image. I'm posting this crop to give you a feel for the level of detail and the immensity of the original image.

    2022 09-04 Moon Area Crop.jpg
    Small Area Crop - Retained Detail is Very Good

    The following are the immaging session notes:

    SUBJECT: Moon

    LOCATION:
    Miami, Florida 25.61N 80.42W (Bortle 9 White Zone)
    Date - 2022 09-04
    Time - 10:00pm EDT
    Moon - 8.75 days
    Sky Conditions - Clear with a lot of dust and moisture

    EQUIPMENT:
    Imaging Camera - Canon T3i
    Lens - 10" Dob @ 750mm

    ACQUISITION:
    40 frames total
    ISO 200
    Shutter Speed 1/320

    PROCESSING:
    Best 25% frames stacked in AS!3
    GIMP used to desaturate gold color from dust, and to increase exposure
    No sharpening was done to the image

    Ed D
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot of the 'Wall' (Rupes Recta) Ed.
     
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    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Mak. I'm thrilled with what I can do with the big Dob and the DSLR on the moon. Jupiter is now visible just over my neighbor's roof in the later evening. I want to try imaging Jove, which is big and bright, with this setup.

    Ed
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome Ed. The shadow detail is really good in that Moon photo. That big Dob' sounds great. I saw Jupiter earlier at about 22:00 BST. Jetstream has shifted though.

    jetstream.jpg

    Basically covering the whole country. When it does this the seeing is poor. Sometimes the jetstream misses the entire UK. I had brilliant seeing just a few days ago. I think it's starting to shift towards Scandinavia now.
     
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    The first image was done with no tracking at all? Gee it's very clean and sharp!

    To more images for your collection!
     

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