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Friday, 2 January 2015

Video and astrophotography by telescope Moretus crater.

I always liked to shoot the edge of the Moon, to observe closely the characteristics of vertices outside the lunar disk out. These shapes always fascinated me, because the edge of the Moon is the only area where you can enjoy a "3D" view of its relief, and the south is best suited for this.

Atmosphere quality was satisfactory during video recording. Some turbulence are observed, but there are moments of great clarity. Craters seen here are Moretus, Gruemberger/Cysatus, Zach.

The video was also used in Registax program to process images with higher quality, but also for simple video captures.
Simple video capture Images are here, and here.

The video was done with the camera mounted on the telescope, specifically on the telescope eyepiece. To protect telescope of vibrations, I used a guide motor from Lacerta, and thus the image was more stable. 

However, even with this tracking device for celestial bodies, there were vibrations of the telescope tube, causing the image to be slightly unstable. For this, I used the video stabilization option in Sony Vegas editing software, so the video was 100% correct on this issue.

Moon Age: 9.05 days
Phase: 70.5% (0% = New, 100% = Full)
Distance: 399.221 km

Optics (telescope or lenses): Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, eyepiece 20mm Plossl, 2x barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 10/03/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Sony Vegas HD Platinum 10.0


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