90% waxing moon, Atik 314E + Wratten #25 (red) filter

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90% waxing moon, Atik 314E + Wratten #25 (red) filter

Post by turfpit » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:27 pm

90% waxing moon at approx 45 degrees elevation. 6th Feb 2020 @ 17:53.
High res image here https://www.astrobin.com/full/e6un3b/0/?nc=user

Vixen 81s refractor + Vixen 0.67x reducer + Wratten #25 (red) filter + Atik 314E CCD camera.
100 frames @ 0.3 fps, RAW 16.
SharpCap 3.2, Autostakkert!3, Registax 6.1
Stack best 50% of 100 with Resample 2.0x.
Registax wavelets: layer 1 = 2.0, layer 2 = 3.0, layer 3 = 2.0. Contrast = 95, Brightness = 5.

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Re: 90% waxing moon, Atik 314E + Wratten #25 (red) filter

Post by mAnKiNd » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:10 pm

Nice!

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Re: 90% waxing moon, Atik 314E + Wratten #25 (red) filter

Post by turfpit » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:34 pm

Thanks Minos.

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Re: 90% waxing moon, Atik 314E + Wratten #25 (red) filter

Post by umasscrew39 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:02 pm

Is that what the moon looks like these days? I wouldn't know. :cry:

Well done, Dave.

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Re: 90% waxing moon, Atik 314E + Wratten #25 (red) filter

Post by turfpit » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:03 am

Thanks Bruce. I managed to capture the rays extending from Tycho and Copernicus without burning out any of the surface.

You should try the moon, an ideal target when there is intermittent cloud about. It took nearly 2 years of trying to be able to consistently obtain decent images. The #25 red filter makes a big difference plus the Zoom (for focusing) and Highlight Over Exposed (for exposure) tools in Sharpcap are very useful.

Have a Google for 'LRO NASA images' for some really good shots.

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Re: 90% waxing moon, Atik 314E + Wratten #25 (red) filter

Post by turfpit » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:04 am

These are the camera settings for the above image.

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[Atik Camera]
Debayer Preview=Off
Binning=1x1
Capture Area=1391x1039
Colour Space=MONO16
Output Format=SER file (*.ser)
Pan=0
Tilt=0
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Exposure=0.00793697696212931
Cooler=On
Actual Temperature=0
Heat Sink Temperature=0
Timestamp Frames=Off
Banding Threshold=35
Banding Suppression=0
Apply Flat=None
Subtract Dark=None
#Black Point
Display Black Point=0
#MidTone Point
Display MidTone Point=0.5
#White Point
Display White Point=1
TimeStamp=2020-02-06T17:49:06.3567695Z
SharpCapVersion=3.2.6194.0

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