1, Closeups with Lunar Eclipse Maestro
- Setup of the scope (SkyGuider, polar alignment...) worked perfectly
- Lunar Eclipse Maestro worked well, but somewhere during the maximum, it stopped taking images - luckily I caught this and restarted it.
- I wish Lunar Eclipse Maestro would have taken two images at once - one for the bright and one for the dark part of the moon. HDR compositions might have looked really great!
- For both this and the timelapse, having the Nikon's directly powered by a 12V battery was perfect (though the batter was pretty much flat at the end of the night powering the cameras, and the laptop).
- It didn't work as a timelapse at all - the moon was just a really, really bright spot - and then less bright. But there were no details of the moon or such.
- It gave me that awesome Milky Way image - I love that.
- Somehow my field of view calculations were all wrong. The moon only went through half of the image. I.e. I could have shot at 24mm focal length - maybe that would have made a difference.
3. Unistellar eVscope
- Setting the eVscope up was as always a breeze.
- One of the tablets didn't have the latest eVscope software and couldn't connect (we had really poor reception up there)
- The images had a strong pink taint:It was easy enough to process that out by adjusting the whitebalance. But for live observing we had live with a pink moon.
4. Manual Widescapes
- As always, these are some of my favorites. Just walking around, trying different angles, exposures, focal length...
- Our spot was almost too perfect! I didn't have any objects (trees or such) that I could put in the foreground.
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