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Super Moon - August 2014, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...

Super Moon - August 2014

Technical card

Resolution: 1350x900

Date:Aug. 10, 2014

Frames: 18

Focal length: 1000


My image of this years biggest supermoon, in 08/10/2014. Actually, in every month (every lunar cycle) there is a Super Moon, because, as the Moon's orbit around Earth is eliptical, there is a point where the moon is closest to Earth (the Perigee). However, yesterday's Super Moon is special because the Perigee and the Full moon coincides. And, the perigee occured 17:44 UT, precisely 26 minutes before the Moon reaches it's completely Full Phase.

That was a great observing night, especially because it was my new Mount's "0.2" Light (It was the 2nd time I use it; but I consider the 1st Light as being the 1st time I use the mount in a Dark Sky (for Astrophotography, especially)). The HEQ5 is a VERY great mount, and its Goto worked pretty well, even after a quick 1 star alignment. There is yet much to be learnt, but I'm getting better on using it.

This image was taken 21:30 (Brazilian Time = -3 UTC), while the Moon had 33º 55' (apparent size). Taken from my Heavily Light-polluted Backyard, SP, Brazil. Thanks for seeing.

Telescope: Sky-Watcher 150mm Newtonian; f6.7; 1000mm FL.
Camera: T4i/650D
Exposure Details: 18 frames of 1/500s at ISO 100, Aligned and Stacked in Registax and Processed in CS2



Gabriel R. Santos...
License: None (All rights reserved)


Super Moon - August 2014, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...