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Trying the Moon, 


            Eduardo Oliveira

Trying the Moon

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech 8" RC

Imaging camera:QHY163m

Mount:Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Focal reducer:Astro Physics CCDT67 0.67x

Filter:Baader Planetarium Red 1.25"

Accessory:ATIK EFW2

Resolution: 4656x3520

Date:July 13, 2019

Time: 01:27

Frames: 22

FPS: 1.00000

Focal length: 1167

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 7

Locations: Home Observatory, Diamantina, MG, Brazil

Data source: Backyard


I decided to try a bit of lunar imaging with my DSO setup. This was done with an RC8 telescope, a QHY163M mono cooled CMOS camera and a Baader red filter. I definitely can improve on the image since I later realized I used a high-resolution/low frame rate configuration for capture. RCs are not the best telescopes for planetary imaging, but I think its a lot of fun to challenge these established truths...



Eduardo Oliveira
License: None (All rights reserved)


Trying the Moon, 


            Eduardo Oliveira