Contains:  Solar system body or event


            Jose Carballada


Acquisition type: Lucky imaging


            Jose Carballada


Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Acquisition details

Date: July 16, 2021

Time: 20:40

Frames: 10000

FPS: 80

Focal length: 3800

Resolution: 1956x1309

File size: 5.2 MB

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


As is mention on the wikipedia:
Since the Moon’s orbit is both somewhat elliptical and inclined to its equatorial plane, libration allows up to 59% of the Moon’s surface to be viewed from Earth (though only half at any moment from any point).

The central crater in the picture is Pitiscus, it's around 82 km in diameter.

Anyway, it’s an another exercise performing more tests on the new remote planetary config.

This picture was taken using a QHYCCD QHY5III174 with a Baader Q Barlow on a camera DIY switch.
It was taken at 3800mm f/19 with a GSO 8″ f/12 Classical Cassegrain Reflector using an Astronomik ProPlanet 642 BP IR-pass filter.
With this config I am covering a field of 10.2 x 6.37 arcmin at 0.319 arcsec/pixel.
It was a video of 10k frames at 80fps using only the best 1% of them.
This DIY switch allows me to change remotely between two cameras, currently this QHYCCD and other ASI183MM-C for bigger field of view.