Date Taken: 06/18/2013 Photographer:
Gary V. Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens
Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imaging Camera IV Processing: Registax 6 and Photoshop for mosaic assembly Exposure: 1280 x 1024 @ 15 fps Other Equipment Used: Cylindrical Bearing EQ Platform Notes: This full-size mosaic, compiled from 11 images captured at 1280 x 1024 @ 15 fps. It consists of approximately 5,000 frames. I captured this during an opening between approaching clouds in late afternoon skies. (Each photo ranges between 475 and 500 frames, aligned, stacked and wavelet filtering performed with Registax 6. Mosaic was hand-assembled in Photoshop 7.
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