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Full moon mosaic: 2020-07-05, 



    
        

            Darren (DMach)

Full moon mosaic: 2020-07-05

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 XLT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: CEM60

Software: AutoStakkert! 3  ·  Astra Image Company Astra Image PLUS  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  FireCapture 2.6

Filters: Astronomik UV-IR Block L-Filter T2

Accessory: ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)  ·  Baader SteelDrive II Focusing Motor  ·  Baader SteelTrack Focuser


Date: July 5, 2020

Time: 22:15

Frames: 8700

FPS: 69.00000

Focal length: 2800

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 8


Resolution: 3294x2917

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard

Description

After weeks and weeks (25 days in all) of cloudy nights, we finally had some clear weather for the full moon on 5th July.

This was made extra special by the fact that my son has been waiting to take an image of the full moon for his "young astronomer" club. It was very enjoyable having him with me and helping with the setup and capture!

The mosaic image presented here is comprised of 7 different captures. I had intended it to be 9, supplementing the basic grid of 6 images down either side with another set down the middle, as I know I get some blurring near the edge of the sensor when in this configuration. However, clouds sprung into existence (as they often do on still, humid nights like that one) which brought the session to a premature end.

If you look carefully at the full size image, therefore, you'll pick up some areas where the image stitching is a little off.

Still, plenty of detail is on offer due to the good seeing conditions, so that full-size image is worth a look. :)

Saturation has been boosted a little to bring out some of the colour variations, hopefully without making things look too unnatural.

Thanks for looking!

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