The Full Moon Rising
May 24th, 2013
Here is a set of
images we took of the full moon - not the best time to shoot this
object because of the lack of shadow detail - from our balcony
a few nights ago. The moon was only 10 - 15 degrees up and the
seeing was wavering rapidly. But the cloud situation is getting
worse every year and we have to take advantage of what we get.
So here are some full field shots at prime focus, which gets about
1/3 the moon at a time on our DMK51 planetary camera, followed
by some not quite as sharp close ups with the 2x Barlow flipped
in. Later on that evening we did get the best shot of Saturn so
far with this instrument, so there were some highlights as well
tonight. These are all for fun, hope you enjoy them!
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