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I decided to try out the ZWO ASI183MC color camera on the Moon. I wanted to shoot the entire lunar disk, so I used the Celestron Omni XLT 127 telescope with the Antares f\6.3 reducer. The Moon was almost entirely in sight. Alas, even with an SSD drive, the maximum recording speed jumped from 10 to 15. In the height-cutting mode (3672×3672), we managed to draw 24 fps. Moreover, in Firecapture FPS was unstable – SharpCap provided stable 24 frames per second.

Color Moon, September 13, 2019, 00:20 (UTC +3).

Color Moon, September 13, 2019, 00:20 (UTC +3).

Equipment:
-telescope Celestron Omni XLT 127
-Celestron NexStar SE mount
-Antares f\6.3 reducer
-filter ZWO IR-cut
-camera ZWO ASI183MC.
Processing: Autostakkert (stacking 100 frames from 2928, deconvolution). Scale 50%.
Fullsize – link.
Bright version with another colors.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

On the night of July 16-17, 2019, I was able to observe and photograph an interesting lunar eclipse. As in the past year, for this we had to get to the outskirts of the city, as trees and houses interfere with the observations from the yard. The weather was unstable, about 50% of the clouds, so I had to catch the moon between the clouds. Also lightings flickered in the distance. The participants in the photo school “Foton” also participated in the observations. I took two telescopes with me – Celestron NexStar 8 SE and Celestron Omni XLT 127 on the mount Levenhuk ATZ, also 8×26 binoculars. There were other astronomy fans — Nikolai from Syktyvkar with the Sky-Watcher BK 102 Mak telescope and Alexander with a home-made 200-mm dobsian. Managed to see Jupiter, Saturn, and, well, actually, a lunar eclipse from start. In the full phase, the moon was not completely closed by the earth’s shadow; The atmosphere was very stable.

The lunar eclipse, 17/07/2019, 00:05 (UTC +3).

The lunar eclipse, 17/07/2019, 00:05 (UTC +3).

Equipment:
-telescope Celestron Omni XLT 127
-mount Celestron NexStar SE
-camera Canon 5D mk II.
Single shot, 1s, ISO 1600.
Location: Russia, Anapa.

Lunar eclipse and Earth's total shadow. 16/07/2019.

Lunar eclipse and Earth’s total shadow. 16/07/2019.

Animation at link.

Some photos from observations:
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The Moon, June 11, 2019.

I took a little moon yesterday. The atmosphere was not important, I had to use a 680 filter.

The Moon, June 11, 2019, 22:57 (UTC +3).

The Moon, June 11, 2019, 22:57 (UTC +3).

Region of Tycho crater, June 11, 2019, 23:02 (UTC +3).

Region of Tycho crater, June 11, 2019, 23:02 (UTC +3).

Equipment:
-telescope Celestron NexStar 8 SE
-IR-filter 680 nm
-camera QHY5III178m (50 fps).
Stacking 100 frames from 3000 in Autostakkert.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.