Astrophotography Gallery 3


August 24, 1999 12am-1am
Tonight was pretty good for eyepiece viewing of the moon. The atmosphere was a little hazy, but the temperature was good and the moon was nearly full. I played around with some different camera settings, but unfortunately didn't get a complete mapping with the first set. The idea was to make a complete composite. For this session I hung an extra weight on the eyepiece to steady the scope. I targeted the western edge of the moon and waited for her to cross my field of view and just snapped (clicked my "snap" button) shots as she went. This worked *really* well and only occasionally required a hand on the dobsonian pivot point to make sure the scope didn't rise. It was stunning to watch the moon trek across my screen in realtime with every frame.

etgold at thaumaturgy dot net
last modified 8/24/99