Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Moon - 5 days old

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This image shows the Rupes Altai and was taken by Peter Branson on the 2nd April 2017. It was obtained from several 2000-frame videos. Each video was first processed in AutoStakkert and the best 10% of these frames were stacked. The resulting image was imported into Registax and, using the wavelets tool, further sharpening was applied. The video was taken with a ZWO ASI224-Cool high frame rate camera, operating at about 50 frames per second, through a Hutech IDAS light pollution filter attached to a Celestron C9.25 Schmitt-Cassegrain telescope. The telescope arrangement was mounted on an HEQ5 mount.  Image Copyright: Peter Branson.




This image of the Moon was captured by Chris Newsome on the 20th June 2007. It was taken with a Canon EOS 300D camera attached to a Skywatcher 102T telescope and using a 2x Barlow. Focusing was done with an incredible device called... an eye! Two exposures (1/10 sec and 1/50 sec at 200ASA) were grayscaled and were then layered in CS2 and adjusted to bring out the different tones.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.



The following image shows the 5.75 day old Moon and was taken by Chris Newsome on the 10th August 2005. Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina are visible on the terminator.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.



The following set of images were taken by Chris Newsome on the 11th July 2005. To see these images with features named click here.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.


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