Lunar Images – Meade 8″ SCT w/ Takahashi 1.6x extender Q 11/14/2013
I spent a little time playing around with the 8″ SCT and a 640×480 monochrome CCD to capture some lunar shots before the clouds get us for a while. These are full spectrum unfiltered monochrome images at 60 fps each image composed of about 2000-2500 frames whittled down to the best 1% and stacked in Autostakkert and Wavelet processed in Registax. The images were 1.5X drizzle processed to increase their size a little. A 640 x 480 pixel CCD is great for planetary but it doesn’t produce a very big lunar image.