Plinius area, Jansen Rille
Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:13 AM
Playing with a new camera, the ASI120MM, compared to my old Lumenera this one has much faster framerate and very high quantum efficiency. Overall tonality and shadow detail seem much better with this camera.
This Plinius shot has many odd little structures in it like the 2 small raised plate-like craterlets near the Jansen rille. I really like the tonal variations of the different lava flows here!
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:19 PM
Wow! Keep playing with that new camera. . . that is a really nice shot. I've spent ages poring over it - thanks. Looking forward to seeing more!
Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:45 PM
It's snowing here. I do not feel that bad now, since I saw your photo.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:08 PM
Mike, is this shot without filters? I've been thinking about the color OSC version, but this certainly tempts me.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:23 PM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:33 PM
Richard --this was shot with a true tech R/IR filter
The camera is wonderful!
Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:30 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:20 PM
Nirvanix- I put the camera in a Televue powermate barlow (2.5X's) and take about 3000 frames in about 100 second video capture. I then do a multipoint alignment in a program called Avistack. The final stack has anywhere from 100 to several 100 of the sharpest frames. Then it is on to PS for sharpening and tone adjustments. Yes my dob has tracking, but its not the best, I have to do fine tuning of the drive during capture to keep it on the chip.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:31 PM
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:16 PM
I think this new camera will make me realize the potential of the optics in my scope to a greater degree (seeing gods willing of course!)