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#26 mikewirths

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:39 PM

Dear Sam,

I have imaged Plato at a higher image scale before but with my old camera, if Iwere to get this new camera in similar seeing but with more image scale I'm fairly sure I could surpass this image:

http://imageshack.us.../platopico.jpg/

I still find the newer image more pleasing to the eye.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

My gosh, that's is amazing close. As I said, I have been out for too long!

Is that a cropped image?

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

Hi Mike,

Well, I counted about 80 craterlets and 20 white spots that are probably more craterlets so you recorded at least 100. Great work!!! :)

Clear skies, Dan

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

That is the most detail I have seen down inside Plato A. Nifty!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Thanks Dan and Brian!

Dan I wish I could find Jean Luc Dauvergnes image of Plato with the Pic Du Midi scope but I'm sure he got like 150 craterlets! Of course he was shooting at some crazy fl like 14000mm or something like that too!


I redid my image using the latest version of AS2 and drizzle (1.5X's) it seemed to squeeze a bit more out, but for me this is pushed as hard as is possible, maybe a bit too much. Still a bit more detailed:

http://img600.images...zlestack500.jpg

cheers

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

it seem your speed low. I can capture at 32fps.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

Yes ZZ you are right, I was only capturing at 23 fps. I just updated the FC program with an update Torsten sent me and I forgot to set processor type and disk write speed. Normally I can also capture at 32 fps.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

Congrats with this marvelous image Mike, that's an
incredibly detailed floor inside Plato.
I've been staring at this image for a long while :bow:

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hi Mike,

Wow, what a great scope, that Starmaster must have perfect mirrors! Can we request lunar imaging targets? If so, I vote for the "Straight Wall" region next. :jump:

Best wishes, Dan :cool:






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