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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:10 pm 
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I was really pleasantly surprised with the results of some lunar imaging I did last night as the seeing appeared variable. Scope is the C8 and camera the Altair GPcam V2. I also used a Baader longpass 610 filter. There are generally around 500/2000 frames stacked. The wider field shots are at prime focus. I added a 1.5x barlow for the close ups.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:17 pm 
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Superb Brian. The lunar magic shadow show :D .

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:31 pm 
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Stunning images all! 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:57 pm 
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Thanks guys! One more. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:18 pm 
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Plenty of detail there Brian. The Agatharchides 1 (volcanic shield) region is well resolved in this image 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:43 am 
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Unbelievably detailed! Really no point in drawing the surface of the Moon as we used to in the olden days! I wonder why they bothered to send craft to the Moon to photograph the lunar surface in detail when such pictures can be obtained from an amateur scope + computer. [except for the backside of course] regards maf


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:29 am 
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michael feist wrote:
Unbelievably detailed! Really no point in drawing the surface of the Moon as we used to in the olden days! I wonder why they bothered to send craft to the Moon to photograph the lunar surface in detail when such pictures can be obtained from an amateur scope + computer. [except for the backside of course] regards maf


Well I am quite sure that back then they didn't have Octa Core desktop PCs with High res digital cameras attached to top end scopes we all have today, a bit hard with a 35mm film camera on a 3" acromat ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:38 pm 
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The Lunar Orbiter "warts and all" images from the 1960s are very detailed. They show house-sized boulders.
Some of us prefer to see the Queen of Night from a further distance, as in Brian's imaging. The Moon has a shadow-play beauty about it that breaks down in closeup.

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Absolutely fabulous Moon images!
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Yes, nice images

One day, just perhaps if I don't hold my breath we MAY see the *****y Moon in Wales one day if it ever stops raining

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:48 am 
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Thanks for all the comments. It is interesting that there are different kinds of "bad" seeing due to the vagaries of the atmosphere. When I had the moon on the screen it didn't look too good at all, very wobbly. And yet there were clearly enough moments of clarity to enable stacking of multiple high quality frames. On other occasions there just seems to be a general blurriness that affects every frame, you could stack a million and it would still be low quality.

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