||20 July 2006
||This is a picture of the moon as it
enters the Pleiades star cluster. The picture is highly
processed since the moon is so bright that exposures
showing detail on the bright side of the moon would not
show any stars.
||A combination of 2 pictures taken with
the TV85 mounted on a Telepod mount. The bright side of
the moon was exposed for 1/320 of a second. The dark
side and the Pleiades star cluster was exposed for 1.6
seconds. Both pictures were taken at ISO 1600.
Processing for contrast, alignment and brightness in
Images Plus. You can see that the stars are a bit
elongated and this is because of the long exposure using
a non-tracking mount.