I’ve been testing a new planetary camera: the QHY5L-II.
Two nights ago, I partnered it with my recently acquired 130mm APO to produce this mosaic of the Moon. This mosaic consists of 8 images which have been ‘stitched’ together in Photoshop. Each image was taken at the prime focus of the F/7 Refracting telescope with the camera taking images at 15 fps (frames per second) at 1280 x 960 pixels.
To cruise over the Moon, please click here: http://www.astro-sharp.com/images/moon/Moon-20130219-130APO-F7-QHY5LII-IDS.jpg
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The image below is a very small representation of the full thing!