90% waxing moon, 2-panel mosaic, Atik 314E

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90% waxing moon, 2-panel mosaic, Atik 314E

Post by turfpit » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:20 pm

90% waxing moon at approx 45 degrees elevation. 6th Feb 2020 @ 18:26.
High res image here https://www.astrobin.com/full/axuhkv/D/?nc=user

90% waxing moon at approx 45 degrees elevation.
Vixen 81s refractor + Wratten #25 (red) filter + Atik 314E CCD camera.
2 panels each of 100 frames @ 0.3 fps, RAW 16.
SharpCap 3.2, Autostakkert!3, Registax 6.1
Panels stitched with Microsoft's Image Composite Editor (ICE).
Stack best 30% of 100 for each panel.
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, 2-panel mosaic, Atik 314E

Post by turfpit » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:24 pm

With the high res image above loaded into GIMP I snipped 2 areas:
  • Copernicus to Plato region
  • Clavius
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Decent detail from a 90% illuminated disc using a Wratten #25 (red) filter..

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Re: 90% waxing moon, 2-panel mosaic, Atik 314E

Post by oopfan » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:35 am

Dave,

Incredible detail on a 90% Moon. Great work!

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Re: 90% waxing moon, 2-panel mosaic, Atik 314E

Post by mAnKiNd » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:23 pm

wow, you guys are inspiring me to take lunar photos.. good work

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Re: 90% waxing moon, 2-panel mosaic, Atik 314E

Post by turfpit » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:59 pm

Minos

A red filter or IR685 filter are useful for dealing with atmospherics and brightness. Virtual Moon Atlas is a good tool for finding your way around the moon.

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Re: 90% waxing moon, 2-panel mosaic, Atik 314E

Post by mAnKiNd » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:46 pm

Indeed! I use an Ha night sky filter to guide in NIR for precisely that reason. Might apply it to lunar :)

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