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#1 rg55

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

Taken with 180mm Maksutov, NexImage 5.

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#2 highfnum

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:19 PM

nice - you picked up cleft in 7 inch impressive
Ive done it with my 11 inch celestron - 4 inch more
see pic

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

That makes sense, highfnum. When I got my 7" mak, it was after deciding not to go with a 11" SCT for the time being. I would have needed to upgrade my mount, wasn't quite ready for the additional expense. But someday...

Thanks for the comments!

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:47 AM

Nice image and very sharp details too.

I wonder what minimum aperture is needed, if possible, to see the Alpine Valley's rima visually.

Shadows in the Moon are among my favourite details and seeing how they grow in a night just delicious.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:03 AM

Great image... :bow: :bow:

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

Richard
It seems as though you're mastering the talent needed to bring out some great lunar features. One great shot following another. Keep up the exciting work.
Be well
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks, pedrete, Geoff and Grey. I'm especially fascinated by the braided ridges in the lava plains. Can't think of anything like them on any other world. I've attached an image that shows a bit more of the same area.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

Fantastic... :bow: :goodjob:

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Nice! My favourite spot on the moon. Look at the shape of the shadow of Mons Pico. I hope Edosaurus sees this one.
Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:14 AM

Now that you write about braided ridges, looking your image it reminds me watermark or better a huge filigree. A genuine wonder that takes my mind to think how fortunate are we with a moon so close!

Please, keep sending your photos!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:58 PM

Thanks, pedrete, you're very kind. If only I could catch a break on clear skies and the moon getting together...
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#12 David Knisely

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:34 PM

Still needs a bit of processing work. Here is what I did to it using PhotoImpact:

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

Awesome image, Richard!! Good Work! :waytogo:

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

Thank you, Robert and David.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

Richard, you got a great perspective of this area! Shark teeth shadows and the Alpine Valley are very well defined.

Well done!

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Thanks, Rob!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

another Good images indeed. I like.
From rome i made several images and had the change to image the same region with mak-cassegrain 18 cm
i am enclosing a compressed version of the vallis alpes rille color view
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