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David Nasser
Monument CO
01/20/2019
11:39 pm

Equipment Details:

This was taken with a Celestron CPC 11 at f6.3. The camera was a Nikon D810 at 800iso and 4 seconds.

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop to balance the exposure to match what was the visual appearance . Slight sharpening.

Image Details:

This was a fairly challenging eclipse to capture. Since the moon was off center in the shadow, one edge was much brighter. It made it difficult to get the right exposure. I also really wanted the stars, so there's a real push/pull on exposure. It was certainly chilly in my observatory and of course there were battery issues with the cold. I tried to get the image to match a binocular/finder view.

The dark winter sky made a number of step outside and just gawk intervals necessary.