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Waxing Crescent Moon - March 21, 2021, 



    
        

            psychwolf

Waxing Crescent Moon - March 21, 2021

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Waxing Crescent Moon - March 21, 2021, 



    
        

            psychwolf

Waxing Crescent Moon - March 21, 2021

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Vixen ED81S WT
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI462MC
Mounts
Vixen Porta II
Filters
ProPlanet IR Filter (Astronomik ProPlanet 804 IR-pass filter)
Accessories
Moonlite CFL 2.5" focuser
Software
DXO Optics Photo Lab 3

Acquisition details

Date: March 21, 2021

Time: 00:10

Focal length: 600

Seeing: 2

Transparency: 4

Resolution: 2048x1384

Locations: Milwaukee Backyard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Waxing Crescent moon nearing a quarter stage - shot around midnight Sunday. I kept the image as it was out of the camera, not flipped. We see the Sea of Tranquility above the terminus, with the Sea of Vapors coming just into view near the terminus. The Tycho crater east region is showing on top left from this view, which would be the south-east quadrant of the moon - but I liked the composition as is for horizontal display.

The sky was Bortle 8/9, taken in downtown Milwaukee. The moon was low in the horizon and tracked manually via a Porta II alt-az mount via slow-motion controls on a mildish night to be outside above 40 degrees Fahrenheit - which was balmy and enjoyable after a cold month.

File from about 5 minutes of .AVI Raw8 capture. ZWO ASI462MC with an Astronomic IR Pro Planet filter, from a Vixen ED81S wt doublet APO, Moonlight manual focus out on a Stellarvue Quartz Star Diagonal.

Images captured via Sharpcap, processed via Autostakkert!, to keep 50% of frames. Minor editing for sharpness via Photoshop and DXO photo lab for this png output as full mono tiff cannot be displayed on Astrobin well.

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Waxing Crescent Moon - March 21, 2021, 



    
        

            psychwolf

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