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#1 mikewirths

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:07 PM

Hi all,

Another shot taken with my new PGR Grasshopper 3

http://img69.imagesh...9/9836/3bur.jpg

thanks for looking

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

Very nice detail ! :)

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

That is a fantastic image -- very detailed (e.g., a lot of very small craterlets). I don't know much about imaging though -- what kind of scope did you use for this? I read about the PGR Grasshopper 3 camera on the internet so that I am OK with. Thank you. :bow:

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:12 AM

SPECTACULAR IMAGE!!! wow

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:11 PM

Thanks Neil, Hazel, and Mark! Hazel I took this with an 18" Starmaster dobsonian (with tracking) it has really superb optics (Zambuto)

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

(Someone is really fanatic about their collimation and good for them)

Way to go Mike! It's beautiful. The image scale makes you feel as if you are dropping towards the moon!!!

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:50 PM

Holy smokes! Looks like it was taken from a lunar orbiter. I can FEEL myself flying over the moon.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

I can smell the spent gunpowderish moon-dust odor eminating from my monitor.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

Amazing detail!-looks almost like James Olmo's cheek ;)
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:14 AM

Thanks Nick, Doc, Rob and David!! :) "James Olmos cheek" LOL!

Hopefully I can get this camera to work to its full potential soon!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:50 PM

Since Mike posted this image I have been looking very closely at Carpenter. With the angle of the sun and the shadows cast along the inside of the southern edge of the crater, I can see a lunar formation that appears to be about 3-4 miles long and which runs towards the center of the crater (the edge of the formation that faces the southern crater wall is noticeably catching sun light and is brighter than the rest of it). Take a close look at the formation in Mike's photo (expand the image when you open it up -- it makes seeing this shape easier). Now, I did check LROC images, LOC photos, Google Moon, Rukl and the Virtual Moon Atlas and could not see anything resembling this except for the LROC site using the "WMS Browser" -- take a look, I have attached that image. Now, interestingly, if you look at Mike's image and the LROC WMS Browser image you can see what seems to be a small speck of lighter colored surface at the bottom right side of the formation -- it appears in both images -- it may be: (1) light coming underneath the formation (extremely unlikely), (2) the top of a peak in the shadow just catching the sun's light, or (3) just different albedo (but this is questionable since it appears in the dark shadow). But do take a look -- this is interesting and I would not have noticed it if it were not for Mike's very detailed, high quality photo.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:33 PM

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