David Arditti(Middlesex Edgware,U.K.)(355mm Schmidt-Cassegrain)
2012/12/29 21h03m(UT) / The Moon aged 16 days/ colongitude= 109.84
I though I'd use a different method for imaging the Moon on this
occasion. Attaching my Lumenera SkyNYX 2-0 camera (now superseded on
C-14 for planetary duties) to an 80mm f7.5 ED refractor at prime focus,
I videoed the gibbous Moon at 66fps in four sections through a deep red
filter (Baader "30nm H alpha"), stacked the videos, enlarging them in
the process using 1.5x drizzle in Autostakkert, sharpened them slightly
in Registax, and combined the mosaic on the Mac using the very
reasonable PanoEdit software (10 quid).
So here's a mono 16-day old Moon. Best viewed full size.
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