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Lunar mid-southern region
© D Elijah
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Lunar mid-southern region

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Date: 27/10/2017

Video recording taken from Affetside (just north of Bury), I get a good southern horizon and no houses causing unwanted air turbulence. Wind was still, no clouds and the seeing was OK.

Telescope: SW 150mm F12 Mak-Cass. With a Baader fringe killer filter.

Mount: SW EQ5 pro with extension pillar.

Camera: Canon EOS 550D in 60 frames/s movie crop mode, ISO 400, exposure 1/60s. I took 3 minute recordings (10800 frames).

Processing: Movies were initially processed in Pipp, keeping the best 2000 frames and decompressing them. The decompressed frames were then passed to Registax aligned using 100 points. The best 90% of the frames (using the Registergraph) were kept and stacked. The final image was enhanced by amplifying the first three wavelets by 50, 10, and 2 respectively. Drizzle 2x was also used.

Comments: After processing the image I have come to like the dark arks across the image (caused by Purbach, Arzachel and Alphonsus), makes for quite a dramatic scene.

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