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Some photos from Int'l Observe Moon Night

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#1 magic612

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

I have taken to labeling my lunar shots, as I have a number of friends on Facebook who have repeatedly said that they enjoy my photos much better as a result. It provides some much-needed context, and the viewer can get some idea of scale and size from them that way. Here is my wide-angle photo of the Moon from last night.

Incidentally, all of these were taken through my 10" Orion Dob using an equatorial platform drive. Camera was my cell phone, hand-held at the eyepiece. This shot was, I believe, taken through a 32mm Plossl, while the others were taken through an Orion Expanse 6mm eyepiece.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

Straight Wall region:

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

Tycho / southern region photo:

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

Northern section with lots of great targets:

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:01 AM

And here's a link to the album of photos, for anyone interested in getting a bit larger view of them.

http://imgur.com/a/TehAL

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Thanks!

We got clouds here :(

#7 magic612

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:30 PM

Thanks - I know these pale in comparison to some of the photos others in this forum are able to capture, but I know my pictures are slowly getting a bit better. I hope to continue getting even better ones in the future.

Lunar detail is a wonderful thing to observe, and I hope to inspire others to be looking at the sky even with humble telescopes by posting these kinds of photos for my friends on social media.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:41 PM

Nice work and I too like the annotations.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:10 AM

Thanks you for these, great notes!! Wow I didnt know Tycho is 3 miles deep.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:18 PM

Great shots for a cell phone! Another +1 for the annotations. That Apollo 15 site has inspired me to take a closer look at this area.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:00 PM

Thanks everyone - what is so frustrating is that I can see much clearer detail even on my phone held up to the eyepiece 19 times out of 20. But it seems like only 1 out of every 20 shots or so is is clear as I see it on the screen.

I really need to get my 2" adapter for my Canon T3!! Should be arriving this week, I hope!

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:54 PM

Very nicely done. I also like the annotations.

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