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Moon one day before Full, 


            Van H. McComas

Moon one day before Full

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron Nexstar 80GT

Imaging camera:Orion Star Shoot USB CCD Camera

Mount:Celestron NexStar

Guiding telescope or lens:Celestron Nexstar 80GT

Software:RegiStax 6Nikon View NX 2

Resolution: 640x480

Date:March 11, 2017

Time: 20:00

Frames: 1774

FPS: 14.00000

Focal length: 400

Seeing: 2

Transparency: 5

Locations: Van McComas, Gloucester, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard


According to the forecast this will be my last chance for about a week. Seeing was 2/5 with lite clouds but I did improve on my focus (I think). It was a cold night 35 degrees F but worth it for the 4 images I got. Hope you find it acceptable.

My concentration on this image was getting five Mares, Mare Crisium (Sea of cries at the top of the image), Mare Fecunditatis (Sea of fecundity/fertility, just to the left of Crisium), moving right you have Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of tranquility, Apollo 11), right again to Mare Serenitatis (Sea of serenity, Apollo 17), then Mare Imbrium (Sea of shower/ rain). I was lucky to get Tycho and Copernicus on this image.



Van H. McComas
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Moon one day before Full, 


            Van H. McComas

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