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#1 rg55

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

Orion 180mm Maksutov, NexImage 5 camera in average seeing.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Very nice picture. Aristarchus is always remarkable to me.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Thank you. Yes, this is one of those areas where the more you look, the more you see.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

Very nice wide angle shot. This is easily one of my favorite areas. The thread like vallis schroteri is terrifically portrayed. The lower powers I use on my 70mm are reminiscent if this shot. Well done.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

I'm really liking the image quality of your 180mm mak-cass,on lunar images, rg!! Have you done any planetary shots with it?? I have a C-11, am contemplating purchasing a NexImage 5, but haven't yet!! The views thru the C-11 are awesome....but I wonder if it's worth 'downsizing' to the 180mm mak-cass????

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Robert,

Here's a wide shot of Jupiter, Europa, Io taken in the last session. I have some over in the solar system forum, probably a more appropriate place to refer you to.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

Beautiful shot!!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

Beautiful image Richard, well captured!! Have you ever tried to push the image scale with a small barlow, of course it will only work if the seeing allows.

well done

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Thanks. The shot with Jupiter and moons was done in 1280x960. With 640x480 I can get the disk to fill about half of the frame, but my tracking/alignment isn't good enough to really barlow up beyond that...yet.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

the 180 Mak Cassegrain (i have also the same instrument of meade) allows very good images, I work from Rome a big metropolis and i know what the variable (or bad) seeing means.
However the 180 Mak-cassegrain allows also hires images of the same region i made, here eventually the links of my imagery of the volcanic region
http://digilander.li...osaiclarge4.jpg

and

http://digilander.li...omine/domo2.jpg

Ciao
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

Thanks, Raf! Yes, I received the telescope only a few weeks ago, and our winter weather has been difficult. But I am looking forward to more detailed images, to be sure. Clear skies to you in Rome, an inspiring and fascinating place. I was there in 2005 and hope to return someday. Ciao!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

Robert, I considered moving up from my C8 on a CG5 to a C11 on an Atlas. If I had been able to financially, I would have made that move. For me, the mak was able to use the same mount, dewcap and strips and other accessories, so the outlay was minimal. The mak design was the best for what I mostly do, lunar/planetary.

I still hope to have a C11 (or C14) in a small observatory, but until the $$$ show up, this is the best I can arrange. One of the great things about this hobby is that you can do so many different things with your budget. Every day, and every imaging session, in life is a gift. I'm enjoying this immensely, have waited all my life to do it. :)

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Yes, I do love my C-11, but my primary interests, like you, are lunar/planetary! The C-11 never fails to impress me.....but I really haven't started imaging, yet!!






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