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June 2021

11 Jun 2021, 20:06 UTC
June 2021
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June 11th Lunar Photo ReprocessI reprocessed a full disc lunar shot from September 17th 2019.June 10th Solar EclipseAs predicted, the weather was poor, with the eclipse being invisible for long periods. I took a few shots at times during the event. I used my DSLR with s Baader filter at 300mm focal length, ISO 100 and various exposure times, depending on the cloud thickness. The first at 0955 GMT and I used an exposure time of 1/320 second.. I took a batch of shots at 1010 GMT, near the maximum darkness. I used 1/800 second exposure.At 1025 GMT, I had my clearest shot and used 1/4000 second exposure.The last set of shots was at 1045 GMT at 1/4000 second exposure.June 9th Lunar ReprocessingI continued processing lunar closeups from Sept 17th 2019.June 8th 2230 GMT Deep Sky Conditions during the afternoon and evening had been hazy, with thin cloud. This appeared to continue after sunset but there were enough stars out to convince me to have a go. My previous attempts at M4 had been poor but I had another go with my more traditional setup of my DSLR at 300mm focal length, ISO 6400 and 2 seconds exposure, the same ...

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