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#1 JohnGraham

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:07 PM

10/2/2014 0h 30m UT

Telescope: 6” Meade LX80 @ f/20, Orion Atlas EQ-G

Camera: Baader Modified Canon Rebel 550D (T2i)

Filter: Astronomik Clear

Exposure: 3x(16x1/250sec), ISO 1600 saved as RAW

Software: Backyard EOS, Nebulosity, Panorama Maker, Photoshop

 

This was a quickie test imaging the moon with my new 6” LX80 OTA at f/20. The seeing wasn’t as good as it should have been and I wasn’t thrilled with the focus, but it turned out okay.

 

Fun stuff.

 

-John

 

Moon (10-1-2014)-2j.jpg


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 07:42 AM

Thanks, John!

 

You captured something I was seeing about that time with a Polaris 130 I am testing out.  I could not find it on the charts I was using later, but I see it on yours.  There are some cracks radiating from a source somewhere in the vicinity of the first obviously major and complete crater, maybe an inch up from the bottom pole of the Moon.  Just above that crater is another one whose right side is plastered with at least four smaller hits.  Somewhere in that area are the cracks that I had never noticed before.

 

I was using the 130 with its 6.3 mm MA eyepiece and its 2X Barlow.  So far, I am pleased with the scope and mount.

 

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#3 Mark Sibole

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 05:52 AM

Nice Job.All of the images of the moon I have captured Ive always found Ha filter always helps and makes a nicer image.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 12:04 PM

Good point, I outa try that. I also have a couple of long-pass IR filters that I bought for that purpose but I just haven't had a chance to try yet.

 

Neat stuff.

 

-John






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