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AutoClub
2007-Jun-16, 10:34 PM
Hi guys – here are a couple of images I took of our Moon on May 29th, 2007.

For the Moon Terminator image: Camera – Canon 20D mounted in prime-focus configuration; Telescope – Meade 5” AR5 achromat refractor, 1180mm f/l, f/9.3; Mount – Losmandy G-11 Gemini. This is a mosaic of two image sequences captured using a programmable remote shutter release, with mirror lock-up disabled. A total of 667 images were captured – 351 for the “right” side, and 316 for the “left” side. Images were taken at 1/60th-second exposure at ISO 800.

For the “Almost Full” moon image: Camera – Canon 20D mounted in prime-focus configuration; Telescope – Meade Series 5000 80mm APO refractor, 480mm f/l, f/6.0; Mount – Losmandy G-11 Gemini. Images were captured using a programmable remote shutter release, with mirror lock-up disabled. A total of 328 images were captured at 1/125th-second at ISO 100.

The two sets of original images were then imported into RegiStax 4.0 for processing. The “left” and “right” final images from RegiStax were then assembled into a mosaic using the software program AutoStitch. Frame work was done with Noel Carboni’s Astronomy Tools plug-in for PhotoShop CS.

Questions, comments and critiques welcome! :)

Clear skies!

Paul

andyschlei
2007-Jun-16, 11:22 PM
Paul,

Nice work. I like the stretched colors in the second shot.

--Andy

JAICOA
2007-Jun-17, 04:53 PM
Very Very Nice Paul, very sharp and the colors are well fitted and nice presentation also.

Ingo
2007-Jun-17, 05:15 PM
Very nice colors & sharpness.

You did 328 shutter acquisitions on your 20D? Dang :lol:

AutoClub
2007-Jun-20, 09:50 PM
Hi Andy, Efrain, and Ingo - thanks for the nice comments!


Very nice colors & sharpness.

You did 328 shutter acquisitions on your 20D? Dang :lol: Yeah, and that was just for the "single image" of the almost full Moon. There were over twice that many for the two separate image sequences taken for the mosaic. I wonder how much "life" I zapped out of my camera by taking about 1,000 images in rapid sequence over such a short period of time. I think the shutter life expectancy is only around 100,000 exposures.

Thanks again, guys!

Clear skies!

Paul