Contains:  Solar system body or event
Red Cat Sees the Snow Moon, 


            Daniel Erickson

Red Cat Sees the Snow Moon

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics RedCat 51

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Software: Lynkeos 3.4 for MacOS  ·  Adobe Creative Cloud

Date: Feb. 25, 2021

Frames: 200

Resolution: 1800x1800

Data source: Backyard


Every night the last few weeks there have appeared a few gaps in the clouds for just a short while, usually no longer than an hour. Accompanying these teasing gaps have been strong winds, 15-25mph (24-40kph). Not much chance of shooting any targets on my tripod... Last night, though, with the moon nearly full, I decided to take a real picture of the moon for the first time with the RedCat.

I shot nearly 500 frames at 1/800", ISO 800, but the clouds were moving quickly, forming and disappearing, often right in front of the moon. I ended up with 200 frames and this is the result.

I hope you like it and, in any event, thanks for taking a look.