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No Saturn, but how ’bout the moon?

I thought I'd give my video camera a test. I considered Saturn, but by the time I got outside the weather was getting colder and blustery, and I wasn't feeling very good, so I just managed to snap some quick video of the moon. The wind was buffeting the telescope, and I was impatient, but I snagged some video and then used Registax 6 to make the best of a sorry collection. Here's the result of my amateurish efforts:

The video camera is probably a mistake: even with the mods that I put in, the AGC gets in the way, and the capture seems to have an interlacing problem that causes nothing but trouble. Perhaps it's time to get a decent webcam + adapter and try the same. Oh well. More when I get better.

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