During the last few months my 6 years old son, Luke, and me have been taking photos of the Moon using my telescope (a Skywatcher Black Diamond 80, f=600mm) and my CANON 5D Mark III camera. We are trying to get all phases of a full lunation of the Moon compiled in ~28 images.
I’ve been compiling some of those images in a Twitter thread, let me include here some of these images:
Today’s #moon. Luke got the images an hour ago, after his birthday party. He is finally sleeping (come on! He was awake at 6am and has been playing non-stopping all day till 9pm) and I just did a quick processing of the ~50 shots he took. One #moon less to go! pic.twitter.com/8Ab2hR5wmr
— Ángel López-Sánchez (@El_Lobo_Rayado) January 18, 2019
Luke is already sleeping (it’s midnight in Sydney, I’ve been working all-day as crazy in my Python code for reducing KOALA@AAT data) but I’m taking some shots of the #moon for our project, we will combine the images tomorrow. Good night! pic.twitter.com/v7irnWbtDl
— Ángel López-Sánchez (@El_Lobo_Rayado) January 22, 2019
Another #LunaLuke photo. As the #Moon was still high in the sky it was easier to focus than the previous one besides the sun. Moon was 23.1 days old, phase=0.40, 8:35am AEST. 97 shots, 1/500, 400 ISO with CANON 5D at primary focus Skywatcher BD F600mm, D80mm, processed Lynkeos+PS pic.twitter.com/ut6VK1ceXJ
— Ángel López-Sánchez (@El_Lobo_Rayado) January 28, 2019
Besides the clouds, today’s #LunaLuke shots have been taken. Now sleep time, tomorrow will be another long day… pic.twitter.com/WQObzNAM2i
— Ángel López-Sánchez (@El_Lobo_Rayado) February 18, 2019
I hope that we can show you the result of this work soon! I’m so happy Luke is showing that enthusiasm taking the photos and helping me to combine the data. That seems a very nice project for kids!
A great way to spend time with your son, Ángel.
Mark my words, he’ll soon be teaching you what to do!
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