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The Moon

Click to see high-res version.

Image Details:

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Mount: Celestron AS-GT
Scope: Celestron C8-N (8" f/5 Newtonian)
Configuration: Negative Projection (Barlowed)
Additional Optics: TeleVue 2x Barlow
Filter: None
Effective Focal Length: 2844mm
Effective Focal Ratio: f/14.2
Exposure: 5 x 1/6 second @ ISO 100
Date: 6/22/2004, 9:15pm PDT
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Acquisition: Manual
Focus: Manual
Dithering: None
Guiding: None

Processing:

  • Registax: Registration, stacking, and wavelet processing
  • Photoshop: Image scale, JPG conversion

Image Description:

My first moon picture. Yawn. I'm far more intrigued by Deep Space Objects (DSOs); i.e., things outside of our Solar System. This picture's not bad though. Above is the full frame captured by the camera, scaled to 1/4 x for posting on the web. A full-resolution image is also available. North is up in both cases.