Lunar, 45% waxing, various

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Lunar, 45% waxing, various

Post by turfpit » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:17 am

A test of SharpCap 3.2.6137.0 with updated QHY SDK.
Celestron CG5 mount, Skywatcher 127 MAK, Wratten #25 red filter, QHY5LII-M camera.
Stacked with Autostakkert!3 and post-processed in GIMP.
The Lunar Terminator & Endymion were captured with a Teleskop 0.5x reducer, the 3rd image with a 2x Barlow. All 3 images used the red filter - this seemed to work better than the IR685 filter in the damp conditions experienced.

Each panel 2000 frames @ 29 fps, MONO8, best 25% stacked. Stitched with Microsoft Image Composite Editor.
High res image here

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3000 frames @ 28 fps, MONO16, best 30% stacked with drizzle 1.5.

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1000 @ 12 fps, MONO8, best 10% stacked. fps takes a hit with the 2x Barlow
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