Sea of Tranquility Region
These images are the first shots of the moon Ive ever done with a CCD, and inspire me to explore furthur into this aspect of skyshooting. Ten images of each filed were taken, and the best selected from them for additional processing. All images prime focus with my 12.5" f/5 newtonian through a hydrogen alpha interference filter to darken the moons overpowering brighness.
Additional images taken on the same night - Click thumbnail for enlarged view:
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian CCD Camera: SBIG ST7E Exposure: .1 sec Filters: R+Ha Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 5/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 55 F CCD Temperature: -10 F Processing: Maxim DL, Photoshop, AIP.