Saturday, September 21, 2013

Vega ... on a cloudy night (and our Moon)
As the cloudy/rainy weather continues, there was a single night (4 Sep 13) that I was able to setup, as it looked like the night would be clear.  Well, clouds later rolled in just as I finished focus/alignment of the scope/mount (TOA-130F and EM200).  Just before I took down the equipment and took it back inside, I took a single 3 second image of Vega through the Lum filter of the QSI 540wsg camera.  Later (last night, 20 Sep 13), I used data from my point and shoot camera (Canon S5IS) to add a little color to it, since I had it outside for a little while shooting the moon.  With star spikes and color added just to Vega, here is the result (with clouds visible).

First Composite with Canon S5IS

In addition to the above, a little later in the cloudy month of September, I used the Canon S5IS to create my first composite image with this camera.  This was a shot of the moon through clouds, seen, below.  To do this, I took two frames, each at a different exposure, and then combined them to show what the moon looked like that night (20 Sep 13).

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