Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

Astronomical first light with the D200

The Moon

This is a very basic shot, in fact I hand-held the telescope, which wasn´t yet in thermal equilibrium enough to give steady pictures. This shot is only special because it is the first time I coupled the D200 to the Newton telescope. While it is not very sharp, I find the visible colour variation in the lunar mare quite interesting, The brownish and blueish hues give a hint towards the different chemical composition of the the mara lava. The Aristarchus plateau stands out with its brown hue from the surrounding lava plains.


Telescope:
150mm f/5 Newton telescope, 750mm focal length, handhold, no tripod or mount
Camera
Nikon D200
Exposure:
1/500s
Date:
10th, October 2006
Processing:
Adjustment of contrast with Layer Masks, increasign apparent sharpngess using Unsharp Masking
 


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