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#1 Campos

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

Hi all,

This is my first time here on the forums, so greets from Portugal to all!
My name is Luís Campos, I'm a bicycle mechanic and I live near Lisbon, south of Tagus river. My main interest is planetary imaging but also deep sky with a self peltier cooled DSLR (350D).
This time I bring you the moon, captured with the 12" newtonian and DMK 21 (old chip) with a 2.5 barlow and red filter, seeing was about 6/10 at best. For anyone wanting to go for high res. planetary/lunar imaging these GSO's are a good and very cheap alternative to much more expensive instruments, the optics are very good, very smooth and very well corrected, I highly recomend it!

http://www.flickr.co...s/37419943@N08/

Best wishes,

Luís Campos

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

Incredible images of the moon and Jupiter, Luis! Welcome to Cloudy Nights!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

Hi Luis,

That is a very impresive entry here on CN, also welcome!
Great fine detail in your images, excelent!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

wow, do you have a tracking platform?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

Welcome to the forums, Luis! You have done some fabulous imaging, including these most recent posts. I salute you and hope to learn much from you.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

Cheers all :)

Many thanks for the warm wellcome, much appreciated!

Best wishes,

Luís

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

Hi,

No, I use this big newt. on my EQ6, but I have a very short pier I made to keep the mount as rigid as possible,also to minimize the height of the eye piece when observing visually, it can be used for planetary imaging and also some ocasional deep sky imaging but it's imperative that the wind is at ZERO, or else...no go :/ as I image aminly from my back yard there's no wind there so I'm ok with this ;)

You can see the thing in the attached pic.

Greets,

Luís

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

Olá Luís, bem vindo ao CN ;)

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

Olá Luís, bem vindo ao CN ;)


Olá André!

Obrigado, é bom "ver-te" por aqui ;)

ABC

Luís

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Your Rupes Recta of Dec 29, 2012 has the most small craters surrounding Birt I have seen. Amazing work for an aperture of only 12 inches.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

Those are fabulous images, Luis. Welcome. I like your setup.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:12 AM

Welcome!very nice pictures

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Very amazing stuff, thanks for sharing! Nice photo of you and the scope, it's always nice to see the observer and his ship! :)

Mike

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Hi,

No, I use this big newt. on my EQ6, but I have a very short pier I made to keep the mount as rigid as possible,also to minimize the height of the eye piece when observing visually, it can be used for planetary imaging and also some ocasional deep sky imaging but it's imperative that the wind is at ZERO, or else...no go :/ as I image aminly from my back yard there's no wind there so I'm ok with this ;)

You can see the thing in the attached pic.

Greets,

Luís


So you can fit the Dobzilla in that small car... wow :bow: :bow: :bow:

Nice shot :)

Guylain






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