Theory becomes Reality!
Last weekend, on the 17th of February 2019, it seems I achieved my "mission impossible". With my C14 Edge HD f/11 and the Baader FFC 3x (on a 10Micron GM 2000 HPS mount) I was close to 12.000 mm (12 meters!) focal length.
Myself and Baader Planetarium optimized my C14 Edge HD to dive into this performance.
It looks just like a photo:
Is a 4K / 30fps video live and in real time possible? Can a sharp and bright video be achieved with a resolution of 0,21 arcsec live at my Nikon Z6 Display with full format chip (36mm x 24mm)? The answer can be found in the video.
Please note the nearly complete absence of any air turbulence. This short journey across the Moon looks like a series of still photos, nothing wiggles, nothing gets blurred with amazing resolution of 14 inch! Don’t compare this with stacked moon images - this is a video!
I have observed on many outstanding places of this world from Chile to LaPalma - and I am always again amazed about the extreme still air (perfect laminar airflow) that I am enjoying at my everyday home location in Austria.
The C14 Edge HD with my M68 Telecompendium and the Baader FFC where outstanding in combination! The FFC is not only a piece of glass!
My job was to do the right thing at the right time - and I did it!
Yours, Christoph Kaltseis - Team Celestron Ambassador
Selection of single Frames from the above video - NOT stacked images: