May 25th, 2023, 9:10 p.m. local time
This week’s lunar trek continues with another evening of clear sky and an easier target. Why has the “target” gotten easier?
- Higher in the sky each night, so less atmospheric disturbance
- More lunar surface to focus on
- Brighter disc each night, which helps with focusing, exposure, and telescope positioning
If you take note of the “Equipment Used” section I post at the bottom of each article, you may have observed that the only variable changing night-over night is the exposure. It keeps getting shorter and shorter since the Moon is brighter and brighter every night.
I will try to keep these evening astrophotography sessions moving along while they remain available and viable. Hopefully at least another few days!
- 127mm Mak-Cass telescope
- 23mm eyepiece
- No eyepiece filter
- iPhone 14 Pro
- Smartphone telescope eyepiece adapter
- NightCap app on iPhone
- 1/350 sec exposure
- ISO 57
- Focal length: 7mm
- Touchups in PaintShop Pro and AfterShot Pro
Thank you for reading my article. Donec deinde tempum.