May 2011 Full Moon in Colour

Hi all

Another month, another Full Moon. šŸ™‚ Trying to get back into the rhythm of astrophotography, during the May Full Moon we had great clear skies and I setup the ED80 and Canon 40D to capture some more images of our nearest celestial neighbour.

I used the same setup and same procedure as my last capture in April, but this time stacked about 65 images. The seeing was terrible, even at the short focal length of approx 1000mm. But I’m happy with the results here.

I think these ones are sharper and I like the greater contrast in these when compared with my April efforts.

Anyway here’s the saturated colour version. Click on the image for a large version.

May 2011 Full Moon in Saturated Colour

May 2011 Full Moon in Saturated Colour

and the black and white below.

These would be great practise for the Total Lunar Eclipse during the June Full Moon, but there’s two things against me:

  1. The Eclipse happens just before dawn so the Moon would be low in the West
  2. I’ll be in Brisbane for work so won’t be able to take my telescope and mount with me anyway.

So my efforts for the Total Lunar Eclipse will be limited to widefield camera shots.

May 2011 Full Moon in Black and White

May 2011 Full Moon in Black and White

Thanks for looking.

Comments welcome.

 

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