Friday, 23 August 2013

Thursdays Full Disk - 22nd August

Ha full disk by Mark Townley
Ha full disk, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

The clouds finally cleared on thursday to reveal a hazy layer rather than clear blue skies, however looking through the scope the layer was at least homogenous in its density and as a result meant I stood at least half a chance of getting an image in. I had to crank up the gain from the usual default 260 all the way upto 425 which meant the resultant image is a little noisier and lacking in contrast than I like when it comes to post processing, however presented at this scale it has turned out ok. This was taken with the Coronado DS40 at f20 with the the DMK31 camera and is a 6 pane mosaic assembled in photoshop CS4.