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Moon, Mars, the Hyades, and Orion

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Sep 22, 2022.

Moon, Mars, the Hyades, and Orion

Started by Orion25 on Sep 22, 2022 at 8:17 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    I caught this beautiful apparition of the waning gibbous moon, Mars, the Hyades, and Orion one morning last week as I was getting ready for work. I could see some dark albedo features and a distinct waxing gibbous phase on Mars through my Mak. Can't wait until its perigee on December 8!
    ASTRONOMY - MOON - MOON, MARS & ALDEBARAN 9-17-22 B SM.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - MOON - MOON, MARS & ALDEBARAN 9-17-22 B CAPTIONS SM.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - MOON - MOON, MARS & ALDEBARAN 9-17-22 C SM.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - MOON - MOON, MARS & ALDEBARAN 9-17-22 C CAPTIONS SM.jpg

    Clear skies!
    Reggie :)
     
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    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Amazing that you could capture stars in the Hyades and Orion, as well as Mars, with the moon out. I would have thought that even a waning gibbous moon would be bright enough to wash out the star detail in your images. Awesome!

    Ed
     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I had discovered that I could still image brighter stars and star clusters with a moon in the field using a 5 sec exposure f/18, ISO6400. I could have gotten creative and superimposed a less exposed, more detailed moon in the image, but I just left it as it was to show the raw energy of the moment :)
     
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    Looks great Reggie. I'd like to get a look at Mars. It's a whopping 11.4 arc seconds! lol
     
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    Nice memorable images with the powerful moon.
     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    It's getting bigger and brighter as we speak! Should be another great apparition this year ;)
     
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    It makes it all worth getting up at dawn, lol!
     

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