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#1 jonbosley

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:11 AM

Well I was testing out my equipment yesterday morning to image Jupiter. I used the moon to try some various focal lengths. The moon shots turned out ok but they were random locations so now I am trying to Id the area. Any one help?
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#2 brianb11213

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Very nice image, well done!

The compound crater in the centre of the frame appears to be Hommel. Pitiscus to the right, Nearch to the left (and Nearch A to the left of that), Vlago with floor shadowed partly shown at at the bottom.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

For someone who was just messing around, that is a really fine image!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

Yes, very nice even on my lousy screen! It's also good to see a less imaged feature. Clavius and Plato get old after a while.

Oh, and do take Brian's advice about the VMA. An incredible resource for free and all. With it you wouldn't have asked the question, but then again, we wouldn't have seen the pic.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

With it you wouldn't have asked the question,

... and without it I wouldn't have been able to answer. :grin:

but then again, we wouldn't have seen the pic.

Knowing the identities of those craters is not a valid excuse for not posting the image, there are a great many worse ones on this site and not all that many better.

#6 jonbosley

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:46 PM

Thanks Brian and all. I must admit I do have VMA but not a working copy here on my work Laptop where I processed the image, So I was being a little lazy and letting the Lunabin guys do it for me. I did take a high rez image of Pitiscus (thanks again Brian)at F37 which I have a little more work to do on tonight but will post here.

Thanks,

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

...there are a great many worse ones on this site and not all that many better.


Amen.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Yeah, definitely Hommel!!!!....and definitely a great shot!!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

I agree with the others that is a great image of the moon! What was the image captured with if you don't mind sharing?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:00 AM

Here is a more high rez image of Pitiscus.
Ralph the camera is a DFK 21AU618 color. The main reason I got it was for my 18.5" Dob (when I finally get tracking installed). Without having to use a filter wheel balance issue can be avoided with that scope.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:10 PM

Very nice imager and another very nice image! Thanks for the info.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

Jon, hope you don't mind me schlepping your excellent picture for a little close-up embellishment :).

Thanks,
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:23 AM

Greeeeat pics. If that's what you do when you're just playing around on random locations and testing stuff, I'd love to see your pics when you're serious!






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