The Moon on Oct 11, 2016



Three first light images of the moon taken with new guider/planetary camera.

A new camera was used to take these new images of the moon.   A six inch Newtonian on a Dobsonian mount was used, so there was no tracking.   The camera used was an Aptina-based, AR0130 1.2Mp sensor eyepiece cam.   It has good low-light capability and a wide exposure range.

I hope to use it as a guide camera on a tracking mount and do double duty as a planetary/moon camera when hooked to one of my bigger scopes.  I can also use it to take some deep sky images with various other lenses or smaller scopes.  With the right scope, these types of cameras work great for small objects like planetary nebulae and small galaxies.

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