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The 24 day old moon
© 2016 Richard Edmonds

September 25, 2016

I was crazy enough to get up early on the 25th for a quick look at the 24 day old moon. Transparency was good but seeing not so good. I shot five HD movie clips (1920 x 1088 pixels) and stacked the 50 best frames from each clip in Registax. The five stacked frames were then combined and slightly enhanced in Photoshop to create the composite image. Sometimes it is worth going for an image just to practice and maintain proficiency with the scope, camera and software tools.

I have captured better resolution before with good seeing but the moon is always pretty, even at lower resolutions.

I used prime focus on a f/6.3 10" Meade LX200/GPS with a Canon 60 Da in the HD movie mode.

Contributed by . . . Richard Edmonds        

Flagstaff Sunset
© 2016 Richard McMichael

September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 sunset as viewed from the Research Campus of the Museum of Northern Arizona. The lower cloud structure closer to the horizon was shadowing the higher clouds.

Contributed by . . . Richard McMichael        

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