Jim James


Jim James

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Total Lunar Eclipse on November 8th 2022 from Chicago, IL.

Hummingbird in Tree

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  • Telescope/Mount: Apertura AD8 (1200mm f/6) with OnStep tracking
  • Camera: Sony A7R III
  • Intervalometer

Acquisition and Processing:

  • Camera set to continuous shutter (HI), silent (electronic) shutter, Super 35 (APS-C) mode
  • 1751 frames shot at 1/8 second, ISO 8000. Done by setting the intervalometer to expose for the amount of time necessary to fill the buffer, and set between-shot delay to the amount of time necessary to fully clear the buffer
  • Debayered, aligned, and stacked top 20% of frames by quality in Siril
  • Sharpened in Topaz Sharpen AI
  • Slightly desaturated, cropped in Adobe Lightroom

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