IMPORTANT! As you have probably noticed we have upgraded our gallery and transitioned from our old website.
Some accounts on old site were missing name information and they will appear on profile and photo pages as "N/A N/A".
If you are one of those users you can easily update your name information if you visit your profile page.
Well...that's probably the coldest night during which I have ever taken outdoor photos. My hands were numb and my telescope equipment groaned as I was trying to frame the moon. I didn't know what to expect. But anyway....here's the image I was able to get at 11:11 pm CST on the night of 1/20/19. The coyotes went crazy when the moon faded from view. You should have heard them...wow. Anyway, I used a Takahashi FSQ-106N and a Canon 6D DSLR camera. Settings were ISO 200 for 2.5 seconds. The background was exposed a bit more to bring out a few more stars and the moon contrast enhanced a smidgen via PhotoShop. No stacking was involved. This is just one exposure. Not sure what the temperature was but I assume it was about 5 degrees below zero at the time. I tried to polar align very accurately and used moon rate on my Takahashi NJP mount.