Contains:  Solar system body or event
Reiner Gamma Feb 7th 2020, 



    
        

            Wouter D'hoye

Reiner Gamma Feb 7th 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Reiner Gamma Feb 7th 2020, 



    
        

            Wouter D'hoye

Reiner Gamma Feb 7th 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CFF Telescopes cassegrain 300mm f/20

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 174MM

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  Emil Kraaikamp AutoStakkert! 2.6.6  ·  FIRECAPTURE 2.6 firecapture  ·  Lynkeos

Filters: Baader Planetarium orange 570nm


Date: Feb. 7, 2020

Frames: 2500

FPS: 100.00000

Focal length: 6000

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 5


Resolution: 3727x2233

Locations: Home, Zele, Belgium

Data source: Backyard

Description

Reiner gamma is purely visible as a difference in the albedo of the lunar surface and is called a lunar swirl. Reiner gamma is probably the best known one.. There is no relief feature causing it's appearance.

The conditions in which this image was taken were not ideal. Seeing this time was quite acceptable. However the transparency was rather bad with many thin clouds. This has a big impact on the overall contrast of the image. I was actually surprised that it turned out so well. When I went outside I was considering going back inside and not open the obervatory. Am I happy I did not do that.

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Reiner Gamma Feb 7th 2020, 



    
        

            Wouter D'hoye