Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
Super Moon
Full Moon Coincides with Close Approach to Earth
Super Moon on Cinco de Mayo, 2012. Taken with a DSI RC10C telescope and an FLI ML11002 camera. Click the image for a larger version.
Other Names/Objects Perigee-syzygy of Earth-Moon-Sun
Optics Deep Sky Instruments RC10C Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope at f/7.3
Mount Astro-Physics 900-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount
Camera FLI ML11002-C (FLI MicroLine with KAI-11002 color sensor)
Exposure 1/100th second x 15 at -25°C
Calibration 0 darks | 0 flats | 0 bias
Air Temperature 60°F
Location CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California
Date May 5, 2012
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