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Early Morning's Moon, 22nd October


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Hi all,

The moon isn't one of my usual subjects, but I recently took hold of a ZWO ASI1600MC-Cooled and was trying it out last Friday night/Saturday morning. After a night of indifferent tracking making all my long-exposure a bit eggy-of-star, I took a look at the beautiful half moon and decided to give it a try with the new camera. The scope is a C9.25 with the f6.3 focal reducer attached, so the 4/3rds sensor just managed to get everything in frame. Shot about 200 frames of video and ran it through autostakkert! with final tweaks in AstroArt for colour balance (I use an IDAS D1 LPR filter that makes everything very blue) and saturation. For something I hadn't really planned on taking a picture of, I'm really quite pleased with how it came out!

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