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Lunar occultation o Image 2007/03/02(UT)

David Arditti

David Arditti (250mm Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain)
I have finally done something with my webcam images of the occultation of the 2nd.

I have made them into two short animations, one showing the ingress phase 
02:28-02:45, and one showing the egress phase 02:54-02:59. These animations are 
approximately centred on Saturn (to within the tracking accuracy of the mount 
going at siderial rate), so the Moon appears to move.

I have left these videos "natural" and minimally-processed. Exposure is for 
Saturn with no attempt to hide the consequent over-exposure of the Moon. This is 
what was really seen on the screen. There is some loss of quality in the 
conversion to GIF animations. There are also some twigs visible in the 
foreground as the scene was going behind a tree.

Each frame is a stack of 100 frames (10 second AVI files), taken with a standard 
Toucam Pro through a 10" Dall-Kirkham-Dall Cassegrain at approx. f15.
(These are the first publicly-released images from this telescope following its 
optical re-work).

[David Arditti: Edgware Middlesex HA8 5LW: United Kingdom]

ALPO-Japan Latest Oplanets Section
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