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#1 slammel

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:52 AM

Hi all,

The seeing was quite variable on March 5th but at least one AVI came out fairly well -

http://www.pbase.com...143385/original (x1.2)

Unfortunately on the next AVI the seeing was quite a bit worse. I'm not sure if this is really worthwhile but together they make a nice widefield view, or would have... http://www.pbase.com...145735/original

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#2 viking 10

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:29 AM

IN ONE WORD WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:32 AM

Among a great many other details, I can make out traces of the elusive central rille in the Alpine Valley.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:06 PM

Thanks very much guys! :)

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

Stefan,
That is an exceptional image. Very well done indeed. Keep up the good work. Regards. Larry

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:35 PM

Stefan, amazing! I was just out redescowering Lunar north pole! If u got chanse to shot it today or tomorow, I think it would be the best shot of nort pole ever. seeing is great, but I just don't have the shooting equipement.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:42 PM

Thank you Larry and Sandibandi. Unfortunately the Moon is a bit low on the horizon for me to catch the North Pole now, but there's always the next lunation...

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:29 PM

What a great shot of the moon. You've got a fine telescope Stefan. It's pictures like yours that inspire me to spend more time observing the Moon. Thank you for your post. Dean

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:28 AM

Thats a WOW beautiful photograph.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:39 AM

Ah the Alpine rille, my lunar holly grail. I have only been able to see it a handfull of times, (not the full extent), with my 8" scope. Always a pleaser. Great image.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:40 AM

I've seen it just once, and did not get a better look at it than illustrated in his image. This image provides a useful tool to train the eye of the visual observer.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:03 PM

Yup, this image preety much shows the easier sections and how they stand-out. A good guide to learning what to look for. I guess I have about the minimum scope to detect the rille although I would like to try it with a good 6" APO. Definitely a challenge with my 8" and only under very steady skies. It does get a lot easier with a 10" or larger.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:52 AM

One word Stefan - beautiful!

Well exposed and framed. To my mind, images of the moon look 'correct' when they have that dark grey, almost 'wet' look, which both of yours have. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:02 PM

Nice shot of the Cassini triple crater as well ! . . . :bow:

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:03 PM

Superb work!!, Stefan!!! :waytogo:

#16 vliegnerd

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:40 AM

Just awesome!

Images like this made me (and hopefully many others) realise the moon is a lot more than just a spoiler for dark skies.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:48 AM

:step:

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