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Henry Mendt

Location of Photo:

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Date/Time of photo:

September 17th, 2011, 07.4h UT


Celestron C11 f/10 SCT OTA + Orion Atlas GEM mount Camera: Meade DSI camera. Meade 2x Apochromatic Barlow lens placed before the star diagonal to yield higher magnification. Meade Wratten #80A (blue filter). The image was heavily cropped and rotated, 1.5x enlarged and is uncalibrated (no flats, no darks, no flat darks, no bias). Dusts specs dissapeared in the stacking proccess. Also, is horizontally inversed due to the use of a star diagonal.


Sometimes, favorable librations make this lunar vistas truly photogenic! 111 TIFF frames stacked and wavelet processed in Registax 6. Levels adjusted, mild gaussian blur and slight unsharp mask applied in Photoshop CS3. Moon was near the zenith.