Moon at Six Days

Object Details:

Moon Visual magnitude: -9.1
Apparent diameter: 30.2 arc min
Actual diameter: 3475 km
Distance: 395,908 km
New Moon: +6.2 days

Image:

Exposure: 1/200th sec; ISO 100.
Date: 2017-11-25.
Location: Leumeah, NSW.
Sky: outer suburban, clear.
Cloud: mostly clear, some high cloud.
Processing: Canon DPP > Deep Sky Stacker > GIMP.
Cropping: no.

Gear:

Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Super APO triplet refractor.
Focal length: 840 mm, focal ratio: f/7.
Imaging camera: Canon EOS 60D.
Telescope mount: SkyWatcher EQ6-R.
Polar aligning: QHYCCD PoleMaster.
Field flattener: yes; filter: no.


Image © R.Powell


 

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