Thursday, 19 December 2013

Almost full

The nights of almost full moon are beautiful but pretty bad for deep sky imaging due to the intense light comming from it. Fortunately, the moon itself is a wonderful target.

Although the full moon doesn't reveal a lot of detail on it because of the equally distributed light on all the surface, it still has some magic when looking at it.

Here, 98% full moon at a distance of 399.490,41 km through the ETX-70. These are 15 images at ISO 200 1/125s. Stacked with Registax and post processed with StarTools to enhace the details.