Shooting for the Moon

As part of a school project on astronomy a local student joined NSAAC and learned the fundamentals of astrophotography, and trained his scope on the moon. We think he will get an A.

One Response to “Shooting for the Moon”

  1. Gary Nugent says:

    The Moon is a great target for astrophotography. You can take decent shots without needing to have a tracking mount (as is required for long-exposures of the stars for example). If you do have a tracking mount though, you can use it to track the Moon as it moves across the sky and use a webcam to take multiple images of regions of the moon. Software such as RegiStax can be used to stack good-quality frames so that a top-quality image is the result. It’s not difficult to do and is very satisfying.


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