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Datalord

Clear skies. Full moon. Do you bother?

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On 11/01/2020 at 12:40, Datalord said:

So, I have this situation:

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What do you do? Set it up and deal with the gradients? Chill and drink whisky instead?

Drink whiskey, chill outside and howl at the moon!!

It drives my neighbors crazy!🙂

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5 hours ago, DaveS said:

Although I have tried [SII] under the full moon, I found the subs rubbish, even with a 3nm Astrodon, and I wouldn't even consider [OIII]. HII is OK, [NII] maybe if you have it and the target shows a strong signal, perhaps M27 or other brightish PN.

TBH, my last experience may have been atypical, as I think there was some very thin high cloud that was being lit by the moon and was making the sky very luminous.

I choose my targets carefully Dave, if it is a full moon then NB all the way, otherwise I shoot in the opposite part of the sky to the moon, works for me.

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I go with Ha and N2 if the Moon isn’t too close to my target. If I already have those, or the Moon is too close then I pick another target. Don’t want to waste the clear nights if I can avoid it. 
 

Cheers, Ian

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