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20180826 Still my nearly first full moon image


Since years I do astro-imaging, I rarely had opportunity to shot the full moon, always being clouded out or too clumsy to get out.

This was taken not with video but rather raw burst shooting since my camera is limited to low-freq FullHD video (and also 1600 ISO in video :( ).  This is more painful in post-processing, but at least gives higher resolution, and hope for better eventual quality.  Bursts are generally 15-20 shots in 2-3 seconds, then pause for card saving, then go for another burst.

The MFT sensor still isn't square enough to capture the whole moon with the long-focal Mak, so it's a bit truncated at poles ?

Gear: Olympus E-PL6 with Celestron Mak127 1500mm/11.8 on Celestron Nexstar SLT tracking alt-az
Capture: 48 lights x 1/400 s x 1600 ISO (don't remember about master bias)
Site: city 50km from Paris, France
Sky: mostly clear from usual LP (given Bortle class 8-9)
Processing: CvAstroAlign 0.1.4, Fotoxx 12.01+


© Fabien COUTANT
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  • Focal Length 0 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/400
  • f Aperture f/1.0
  • ISO Speed 1600

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