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Crater Copernicus 3rd Feb 2020


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As many have noticed, Crater Copernicus was looking magnificent last night. The mightiest of the craters when the lighting is right, in my view, and rightfully named 'the Monarch of the Moon' by 19th century lunar cartographer Thomas Gwyn Elger . I don't normally image the moon, but I though I'd give it a go.

These were captured with an Altair GPCCAMv2 130 mono camera, 1000 frames @ c 14ms exposures, 3x Televue Barlow, Omegon RC8 (effective focal length 4800mm). Stacked in Registax (still using V5!)

Mosaic of 4 captures:


I rashly thought I'd add a TAL 2x barlow to the mix, giving me a focal length of 9600mm. Focussing was difficult, but it did possibly show a little more detail? Maybe. Maybe not.


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