Observing Report 29th-30th November 2012 (Another coloured Moon)

Posted by @ 7:20 pm on Saturday 1st December, 2012.
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I was out Moon-gazing again the other night. It was so damned cold that I didn't feel the need to use the camera cool-box, the sensor was well below zero throughout the imaging run. This time I decided to get full-frame shots instead of video. With the 1000D on the 6" R-C I took 50 subs with APT, stacked them in K3CCDTools3, applied wavelets in RegiStax and colour-enhanced the result in Photoshop. I reckon it's a bit better than my previous effort:

 

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3 Responses to “Observing Report 29th-30th November 2012 (Another coloured Moon)”

  1. AlanR says:

    Wow. Absolutely stunning. I didn't understand a word of the post, went straight over my head. But you can take nothing away from that photograph.
    Btw, what is the very bright planet/star that was seen lower left of the moon last week.

  2. BG! says:

    Cheers, Alan.

    Originally Posted By AlanR
    Btw, what is the very bright planet/star that was seen lower left of the moon last week.

    Jupiter. FWIW, it's a fine sight through binoculars during the winter months, you should see up to four moons around it.

    Originally Posted By AlanR
    I didn't understand a word of the post, went straight over my head.

    Sorry, that's me lapsing into tech-speak...

    1000D.
    6" R-C.
    subs = subframes = exposures.
    APT.
    K3CCDTools3.
    RegiStax.
    Moon - big round grey-looking thing in the sky, with a basketball player painted on it.

  3. I must agree with AlanR. My knowledge of astronomy is limited to a ragged volume of I-Spy the Sky at Night, in which most things were ticked off when I was a Cub in the 1960s. That's a brilliant picture.
    Cheers, Alen McF

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