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29 March 2012

Lunar 8 - Barlow Goodness

After getting my hands on the ED x3 Barlow lens I'm dying to get lots of Lunar and planetary work done. Here's a stack of an eighteen second .AVI of the Moon last night. Note that this is right in the inner city!

I'm so happy with the results from my Omni 120 and the CG-4 mount. The mount is especially good. It kept the moon in view as if there was no such thing as the earths rotation. Pat on the back for Celestron, in my mind.

OTA: 120mm Achromatic Refractor w/ 3x ED Barlow
Camera: Nikon D3100 14.2mp
Mount: CG-4 mount w/ motor drives
Exposures: 1
Exposure: 18sec approx .AVI Video
ISO: 100

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