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Mark Killion
January 24, 2019
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Contains: Solar system body or event

Acquisition Details

Time: 04:00 PM

Equipment card


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'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 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.

Rosette Nebula

December 1, 2017

IC 2118 The Witch Head Nebula

January 7, 2019

IC 443 (The Jellyfish Nebula)

May 7, 2019

M81 and M82

November 20, 2017

Female House Wren Nesting in Gourd

July 31, 2018