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Eleven-Day-Old Moon, July 2, 2020, 



Eleven-Day-Old Moon, July 2, 2020

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade MTS-SN6

Date: July 2, 2020

Frames: 1

Focal length: 762

Resolution: 2616x2621

Data source: Backyard


Prime-focus with an exposure of 1/250th of a second at ISO 200. This is NOT a pixel-shift-resolution image, unlike several I had taken of phases a few days earlier. The seeing this night was terrible and none of the PSR shots I tried were noticeably any better than regular exposures. There was just too much atmospheric turbulence. I could clearly see it even in Live View at 10x, which made focusing difficult.

I bumped up the color saturation a bit after proper white balancing, so I believe the colors here are real apart from the chroma noise, which is almost inevitable on such a short exposure with the equipment used and would go away with stacking, or would be less obvious with some noise reduction; none was applied here.

The Meade MTS-SN6 is a 6-inch f/5 Schmidt-Newtonian telescope from the 1980’s.



Eleven-Day-Old Moon, July 2, 2020,