© paulsastrophotography 2018

Specification

Date Taken: 14/05/2019 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Camera: ZWO ASi120mm Capture Software: ASICAP ISO: Exposure Light Frames: Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Video: 60 Seconds Stacking program: AutoStakkert Post Processing: Photoshop

Finding the Moon

Simple…..look up and you cant miss it. If it is out that is. Imaging Once you have found the Moon it is fairly simple to image. You will have to play around with your ISO and exposure settings quite a bit as the Moon is very bright. Put your ISO setting all the way down to 100 or the lowest that your camera will allow then play about with exposure times. Depending on the illumination of the Moon at any given night will determine the exposure time needed. The higher the illumination the shorter the exposure. Unlike deep sky objects where you need long exposures, with the Moon you will need to start at an exposure of around 1/100 of a second or faster. If you use liveview on your camera what you will find is that the image on the screen will be considerably darker than the sub that is captured so you know you are getting there when the Moon looks dark on your screen.

Moon

Common Name: Moon Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: N/A Constellation: Cancer (At time of image) Size: 32.7 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: -10.9 Distance: 1.22 Light Seconds 238,855 Miles Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous Illumination: 75.4%

Specification

Date Taken: 19/03/2018 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 100 Exposure Light Frames: 13 x 1/800 of a second Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: AutoStakkert Post Processing: Photoshop

Specification

Date Taken: 22/04/2018 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Camera: ZWO ASi120mm ISO: Exposure Light Frames: 1 x 1/200 of a second Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: AutoStakkert Post Processing: Photoshop

Specification

Date Taken: 27/05/2018 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Camera: ZWO ASi120mm Capture Software: ASICAP ISO: Exposure Light Frames: 1 x 1/3000 of a second Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: AutoStakkert Post Processing: Photoshop

Specification

Date Taken: 14/05/2019 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Camera: ZWO ASi120mm Capture Software: ASICAP ISO: Exposure Light Frames: Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Video: 60 Seconds Stacking program: AutoStakkert Post Processing: Photoshop

Finding the Moon

Simple…..look up and you cant miss it. If it is out that is. Imaging Once you have found the Moon it is fairly simple to image. You will have to play around with your ISO and exposure settings quite a bit as the Moon is very bright. Put your ISO setting all the way down to 100 or the lowest that your camera will allow then play about with exposure times. Depending on the illumination of the Moon at any given night will determine the exposure time needed. The higher the illumination the shorter the exposure. Unlike deep sky objects where you need long exposures, with the Moon you will need to start at an exposure of around 1/100 of a second or faster. If you use liveview on your camera what you will find is that the image on the screen will be considerably darker than the sub that is captured so you know you are getting there when the Moon looks dark on your screen.

Moon

Common Name: Moon Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: N/A Constellation: Cancer (At time of image) Size: 32.7 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: -10.9 Distance: 1.22 Light Seconds 238,855 Miles Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous Illumination: 75.4%
© paulsastrophotography 2018

Specification

Date Taken: 19/03/2018 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 100 Exposure Light Frames: 13 x 1/800 of a second Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: AutoStakkert Post Processing: Photoshop

Specification

Date Taken: 22/04/2018 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Camera: ZWO ASi120mm ISO: Exposure Light Frames: 1 x 1/200 of a second Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: AutoStakkert Post Processing: Photoshop