The Moon, 2012 December 29

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 Attaching my Lumenera SkyNYX 2-0 camera (now superseded on C-14 for planetary duties) to an 80mm f7.5 ED refractor at prime focus, I videoed the gibbous Moon at 66fps in four sections through a deep red filter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 (click on the image, possibly twice).

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