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Earth's Moon - Waning Gibbous, 


            Jason Guenzel

Earth's Moon - Waning Gibbous

Earth's Moon - Waning Gibbous, 


            Jason Guenzel

Earth's Moon - Waning Gibbous

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CELESTRON EdgeHD 800

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Focal reducers: Celestron 0.7x Focal Reducer

Software: PixInsight  ·  firecapture  ·  Adobe Photoshop  ·  Autostakkert! 2

Accessory: Moonlite CHL 2.5" Large Format Crayford Edge Focuser

Date: Sept. 18, 2016

Time: 06:00

Frames: 750

FPS: 15.00000

Focal length: 1422

Resolution: 4496x4496


It has now been three years since I began attempting to photograph the celestial wonders above my house. As the gound beneath me relentlessly traced it's daily spiral on an even larger path around the sun, I humbly set up my little imaging system countless times attempting to capture something coherent. There have been ups and downs, frustrations, and moments of joyous disbelief. But though all of it, I do find solace in the sheer amazement of all that is up there to be seen. It is not easy to present images that can truly embody that majestic beauty all around us. But, one can try!

Almost 3 years ago I posted this image as my first to Astrobin. It was my first astrophoto and I was very proud of it.

Its definitely good practice to reshoot things and judge your progress. This is a pretty good indication I'm on the right path.

The 2016 version was shot with the ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool and was completed as a 2 frame mosaic. The other night I was doing some testing on my optics and noticed the seeing was quite good. I don't ususally shoot the full moon becasue the lack of shadow leaves very little visual interest. But, great seeing can make quite a bit of difference! This was shot with the .7x reducer in the imaging train. Looking at the results made me wish I had the 2.5x Powermate in there instead. This was just over .5"/px at the quality at 100% is great. I encourage clicking into the full size image!

Rev A - Some issue with the look of this grayscale image. Appears much higher contrast.

Rev B - Original look/contrast.

Not sure which I like better now.