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84.4% Moon, 


            Van H. McComas

84.4% Moon

Technical card

Resolution: 4014x2676

Date:April 15, 2019

Time: 20:30

Focal length: 600

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 8

Locations: Van McComas, Gloucester, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard


84.4% Moon

I took my granddaughter with me to the front yard for her first astrophotography lesson; I shot early because it was a school night. Several questions came up.
Q: Why do you have to align the camera? Just point and shoot.
A: We will be taking several pictures.
Q: What is a latitude and longitude?
A: We will cover that at another lesson.
After I aligned the mount I set the focal length to 600 mm and zoomed in x100 to focus.
Q: Are those craters?
A: Yes they are.
Q: Why do you have to take 20 pictures?
A: I am going to stack them.
Q: What do you mean by stack?
A: We will cover that at another lesson.



Van H. McComas
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84.4% Moon, 


            Van H. McComas

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