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Some lunar and a Saturn shot, 5 July
« on: July 07, 2017, 09:18:12 AM »
Took the spectroscope off the telescope to cruise the moon with scope and camera.  Seeing was better than average for Livermore, and was treated to moments of relatively steady air.  Along with a few standard lunar show pieces, was able to image some pretty decent, though, somewhat soft views of Saturn, red channel mono.  All the images were shot with a C9 and ZWO ASI120MM with >6000A red filter.  Lunar stuff was shot at f/10, Saturn at f/20.  I'm really getting to like the utility of the 120MM camera.  With the extremely small pixels, relatively high resolution imaging can be done at both prime focus and with 2x Barlow.  Using FireCapture imaging software provides a variety of options for both frame rate and image format.  Particularly amazing considering the low cost of the camera and FireCapture free to download on the internet.  Lunar/planetary imaging rocks!

Jim Ferreira, Livermore
Dabble in Astrophotography, Spectroscopy, Solar Astronomy