Moon and also M27 on September 1th

The sky was not very transparent, and also during the weeknd the public lighting remains on all night. So conditions could be better.

I pictured M27, the famous Dumbell nebula, first with the Esprit120/Nikon D750. 19 shots of 300 seconds on ISO400.  Second target later during the night was Luna. I made a mozaic of 8 seperate pictures, composed from 60 seconds of AVI. Also here the Esprit was used ( I forgot to take the C11 out for cooling)  with the ASI 174MM in infrared and a 2x Barlow.

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ASI174MM Baader IR Esprit120 Orion Shorty 2x 9 plates of 60s 10% stacked

 

Lunar landscapes & a poor Jupiter display

I was planning to create a terminator mozaic, unfortunately the size of the AVI’s was soo large, I lost some of these due to file copy mismanagement! Oops. So these three pictures emerged (click on them for full-size)

Mare Humorum: look at these fine rilles, and the big crater Gassendi
Main craters on this southern landscape are: Schiller Clavius and Longomontanus
Sinus Iridum and crater Plato on the northern rim of our Moon

All Lunar images with out Barlow – so native 2700mm focal lenght.

I imaged Jupiter also – way more down to the horizon – with a 2x Barlow, effective focal length 5400mm

Very poor results!

Jupiter on 25-26 May 2018 in poor seeing.
IR image only