Moon

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2010/09/27 - My first astrophoto taken with a Nikon D300 DSLR at prime focus of a 10" newtonian telescope.

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1⁄81 its mass. The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter.


Object information
Name : Moon
Type : Moon

Image information
Image date : 2010/09/27
Focal length : 0.00 mm
Focal ratio : 
Image resolution : 0.000 arcsec/pixel
Light frames : Single 1/1600 sec exposure
Processing : Camera Raw, Photoshop CS6

Equipment information
Telescope : Sky-Watcher BKP250 10" 1200mm f/4.8 Newtonian
Corrector : None
Focuser : Moonlite CR newtonian focuser with DC motor and USBnFocus adapter
Mount : Sky-Watcher NEQ6-Pro german equatorial mount controlled with EQMOD via HiTec Astro EQDir
Camera : None
Guidecamera : None
Filters : None
Observatory site : Etten-Leur, The Netherlands