Lunar Astrophotography from the USA

Blogged by Aurélie Le Fort-Beunink on July 31, 2012 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon.

This image was shot in San Diego, CA on July 27, 2012, of the 101 km wide Moon crater Plato. It was taken using a DMK 21AU618.AS camera attached to a Celestron CPC 800 8" SCT fitted with a Tele Vue 2.5x Powermate and Astronomik #742 Planet filter. The video was captured with IC Capture.AS 2.2 and the 1002 frames were stacked using RegiStax 6.1. The DMK 21AU618.AS camera produces superb results for lunar photography!

Jim Pontarelli