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|Description:||The moon in eclipse at a low elevation of 18°
is reddened, even correcting for atmospheric extinction, due to the residual
illumination from the sun passing through much of the earth's atmosphere.
|Exposure Data:||5/16/2003. RGB: 4sec, 4sec, 4sec. -10°C, 2.65 arc-sec./pixel.
|Processing:||Acquired via Maxim, reduced and
aligned, gradient correction in Mira, combined with Sigma Reject plug-in, RGB combined
1.34:1.0:1.59 and unsarpened DDP in Maxim, mild USM in Photoshop.
|Optical System:||FSQ-106 @ F/5, ST-10XME NABG/CFW-8A
CCD camera, unguided with Paramount ME mount.
|Comments:||Note the red, green and blue "dots" at the
lower right. This is how much the moon relative to the stars in a 15
second period. The exposure sequence was RGB.