Moon 90% waning, Atik 314E, best 3 of 11 frames

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Moon 90% waning, Atik 314E, best 3 of 11 frames

Post by turfpit » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:59 am

I found this from 17th Oct 2019, captured at 02:45 at the end of a Narrow Band session before I wrapped up for the night.
Altair 66ED refractor, Altair 0.8x reducer, Atik 314E mono CCD, IR685 filter. 90% waning, elevation 52°, 30 minutes before hitting the meridian.
31Mb SER file with 11 frames, 10ms exposure, RAW16 using Sharpcap 3.2.
Stacked best 3 of 11 in Autostakkert!3 with Resample 2.0x, 700 alignment points.
GIMP 2.10 for Rotate, Crop, Sharpen with Unsharp Mask, Shadows-Highlights, Contrast.

Atik314E-best-3-of-11-frames-resample20.jpg (206.88 KiB) Viewed 411 times

Some of the visible craters (from Virtual Moon Atlas) are: Anaxagoras, Plato, Aristoteles, Eudoxus, Hercules, Atlas, Posidonius, Aristillus, Autolycus, Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Copernicus, Manilius, Theophilus, Grimaldi, Tycho, Stofler.

This is the capture video being displayed using SER Player (downloadable from the PIPP website). Classic histogram 'whale' shape for a lunar/planetary object surrounded by sky. Ideally, the histogram RHS could have done with being around 150 (60% saturation).

SER-playback.JPG (46.82 KiB) Viewed 407 times


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