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Good Libration 🎸 Mare Orientale

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Good Libration 🎸 Mare Orientale, 



    
        

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Good Libration 🎸 Mare Orientale

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 XLT 2032mm F/10

Imaging cameras: ASI290MM

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Software: Photoshop CS2  ·  AutoStakkert! 3.0.14 (x64) Emil Kraaikamp  ·  SharpCap

Filters: Astronomik Pro-Planet IR742


Date: Feb. 26, 2021

Time: 13:58

Frames: 1000

FPS: 172.00000

Focal length: 2000


Resolution: 2858x1670

Locations: Balcony, Okinawa, Japan

Data source: Backyard

Description

Thanks to favorable libration, negative Sub-Earth point coordinates, Mare Orientale came into view of the 99% illuminated Moon. A close-up in revison B failed because of poor seeing. Also, in revision C, the crater complex Bailey near the south pole. The horizon of the near full moon can be quite exciting when libration works for us. With the image in revison G the session ended because of a full hard disk. Kudos also to the hair dryer.

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Revisions

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    G

B

Description: Closeup of Mare Orientale, failed due to turbulent air.

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C

Description: The Bailey crater complex (top left) near the south pole, crater Schickard is at the bottom left, 3ms, gain 200, 1000x, 172fps.

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D

Description: The southern cap of the Moon blessed by favorable libration. The southern half of Mare Orientale is at the utmost right, crater Baily near the image center. Mosaic of three panels at 3ms, gain 200, 1000x, 172fps, south is up.

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E

Description: Northwest of crater Grimadi, 4ms gain 190, 1000x, 172fps

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F

Description: Craters Schickard, Schiller and Baily, 3ms, gain 190, 1000x, 172fps

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G

Description: Excursion to the northwest, 4ms gain 180, 400x, 172fps

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Histogram

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