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By Aussie Dave
The weather has not been kind to us here in the South West of Western Australia and when there has been clear skies, seeing conditions have not been great. But I'm still at it!
Here are a handful of lunar images that I've captured this month.
October 1st. Hand held afocal, Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT with an Unbranded 40mm Plossl and a Fujifilm 10mp A170 compact digital camera.
October 4th (I think). Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT with the ZWO ASI224MC with Celestron UV/IR cut off filter. Captured in SharpCap, aligned and stacked in AutoStakkert3, wavelets in RegiStax6 and edited in PaintDotNet.
October 5th Harvest Moon. This is what the camera spat out, I didn't add colour. We've had some fires further down south so quite fitting I thought.
October 8th. First light with the Antares 6" refractor. Prime focus with the Sony a5000, ISO 200, 1/200 sec.
and finally a moonbow. I've captured these before but I they've never seen them this close to the moon. A couple of nights before this it was very noticeable by eye but by the time I went inside to get all the gear out, set it all up, it was all over. I had to wait for 3 hours for it to come back just to get this shot on this particular night. I have edited and enhanced this photo slightly Taken with the Sony a5000 with stock 18-55mm zoom lens at 55mm, ISO 800, 1/8th sec, f5.6.
First try at video stacking on the moon with the 130PDS. Also 1st try at saturating colors in post-pro, rather than bicolor imaging. I find the result show nice color variations in the "seas".
Gear: Olympus E-PL6 with Skywatcher 130PDS on Celestron Nexstar SLT.
Capture: FullHD 30p crop movie, don't remember the other settings.
Processing: cvastroalign, fotoxx
Date and location: 2017-08-14, near country 50km from Paris (France)