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First Quarter Moon - 22 September 2023


This is the first quarter Moon imaged in LRGB natural color with cropped sections from the full 48 megapixel resolution image.
It's been a quite while since I imaged the full disc of the Moon without an event such as a lunar eclipse so it was time to photograph it again with my current, and updated from last time, equipment... resulting in my most detailed photograph of the moon that I have ever taken.

Imaged with a QHY268M through a C8 SCT at f6.3 to fit the full disc of the moon into the frame.

150% Drizzle stacked the sharpest 15% of the frames from a 300 second luminance video, and 60 second videos for each of the red, green and blue channels captured at 6.8fps.

Shutter speed was 10ms for Luma and 20ms through each of the color filters.

Captured with FireCapture 2.7.13, stacked in Autostakkert 3.1.4 64bit (needed 64bit for the amount of >4Gb RAM needed to process the data) and Registax 6.

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