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Saturday, July 9th, 2011
I was all set to do a 3 hour exposure of IC1396.   As I was waiting for total darkness, I captured a quick 1500 frame video clip of the moon.  This is the equivalent of about 150x (750mm focal length-webcam).  I was planning to throw on a 3x barlow to get up close and personal, but a tree suddenly jumped into the picture.  LOL
I waited until about 11pm and then decided there were too many high whispy clouds to capture much nebulosity in IC 1396.  I need a pristine night for my unmodified, unfiltered camera.   Anyway, I was tired so I called it a night......
 
Clavius rising:    1508 frames, 629 stacked in Registax, processed in Photo Shop CS1
                            shot @ 15fps
                            6" Newtonian, Philips ToUcam Pro II 840K (not barlowed)
 
 


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Clavius rising 7 9 11
   

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Comments:
On 07/10/11 at 12:24pm Barry wrote:
Thanks Neil. This is a run of the mill shot to show my son the procedure. At this magnification, I would have been better off to take a few single shots with the DSLR. I have taken nearly this same shot with a handheld point & Shoot, with similar results. I forgot all about trying out the video mode on the new T3......720p vs.640x480. I may give it another go tonight.....weather permitting. Still these shots are kinda fun and Tony had fun helping. We're thinking that some astrophotos might make a good science project for him in school. At least there won't be too many 6th graders doing it.

On 07/10/11 at 03:56am Neil Heacock wrote:
Nice shot Barr. I always love your lunar and planetary shots. I was visually observing Clavius tonight. It was a great night to observe the moon.

-Neil



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