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GordonD

Crescent Moon through new Camera

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Bit of a Christmas present - new ZWO ASI290MC. I have used an unguided DSLR before, but this is the first time with a dedicated astro camera. Videos taken on 30th December, early evening. Trying to learn how to use Firecapture and Autostakkert. There are a lot of wires, what with the camera, PC and a new dew heater strap as well!

This is a mosaic of 4 images at prime focus of a SW120ED. Photoshop Elements did an excellent job of stitching them together with no help or guidance from me, which I though was impressive. A bit over processed I suspect, but pleased with it for a first go.

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I was out there also on the 30th and just admiring the crescent Moon, and you`ve` captured it just right. Well done. Des

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Top notch, that's a beautiful photo, great sharpness, brightness and contrast spot on.  Thanks for posting it Gordon. 

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Ah you'r very kind, Paul. Thank you.

And yes I agree, Des, I did take time after all the faffing (and fun!) with the photo kit to put an eyepiece back in and just sit, and look, and enjoy the view. Important, I think, not to forget that is the best bit.

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Beautiful image, wonderful detail, contrast is great, i would frame it, if it were mine.

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