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The Moon

Image Details:

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
Mount: Celestron AS-GT
Scope: Celestron C8-N (8" f/5 Newtonian)
Configuration: Prime Focus
Additional Optics: Celestron/Baader Multi Purpose Coma Corrector (MPCC)
Filter: None
Effective Focal Length: 1000mm
Effective Focal Ratio: f/5
Exposure: 10 x 1/90 sec @ ISO 100
Date: 8/24/2004, ~8:30pm PDT
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Acquisition: Manual
Focus: Manual
Dithering: None
Guiding: None


  • IRIS: Registration, stacking
  • Photoshop: Cropping (65%), image size, JPG conversion

Image Description:

I was just testing out my new JMI focuser and MPCC coma corrector and thought I'd snap a few of the moon. It came out ok, so I thought I'd post it. Check out this interesting color-enhanced version, using the technique described in How to capture the color of the Moon. It's definitely worth a look. The lunar phase here is a 70% waxing gibbous. North is up.