The Moon


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Skywatcher Equinox 80mm refractor, Skywatcher EQ8 mount, Atik 320e colour camera, IR filter.

Getting in some moon imaging practice for the blood moon on the 28th September.

Haven’t done any for two years so a very rusty. Using a colour camera to keep my setup as simple as possible.

My best shot from this week’s testing.

Rotated my camera until the moon appeared as it is in the sky in my capture software.

Now waiting for the big day.

Hopefully it works out as well as the solar eclipse on the 20th March earlier this year. I got some nice images of that.

12 fits files debayed in Atik Dawn and saved as bmp files then Stacked in registack 6.0.

Slight curve adjustment to boost the contrast.