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#1 mikewirths

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

Hi Everyone,

Its been a long time since I've last posted lunar images. I got a new PGR Grasshopper 3 camera but my laptop was too slow to keep up to the data flow so I had to get a new one and its working fine!

All images done with my 18" Starmaster dob (driven) Carl Zambuto primary, Zeiss Abbe 3X's barlow, R/IR filter, captured with Firecapture stacked with AS2! and Avisstack2

7-8/10 seein, perfect transparency, 500-600 frames stacked out of 3300 collected. Image scale is 0.13" per pixel


Walther/Werner area

http://imagizer.imag...3/1879/13pr.jpg

Caucacus mountains/Cassini

http://imagizer.imag...3/4728/wwhk.jpg


Alpine Valley

http://imagizer.imag...3/2610/6dmu.jpg

Lacus Mortis (high sun view)

http://imagizer.imag...7/4379/irw7.jpg

A famous "Trio"

http://imageshack.co...4/1299/yk31.jpg

Posidonius (high sun angle view)

http://imageshack.co...9/6424/rq54.jpg

Promontorum Archerusia in Mare Serenitatus

http://imageshack.co...38/327/8rd3.jpg

And in my opinion saving the best for last Hadley rille/Appeninne range

http://imageshack.co...5/9585/fv57.jpg

And just to be annoying heres the view at sunset from my imaging spot (5700') overlooking the Pacific some 45km to the west

http://imageshack.co...5/2550/ckiq.jpg

hope you enjoy them!!

cheers

Mike
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#2 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

As always, amazing images Mike. Yeah, the Hadley Rille/Appeninne Range is impressive, but I really like the Alpine Valley shot. Spotting that central rille has always been a source of frustration for me. Sometimes it stands right out, other times I can't even get a hint of it. Your image made me feel like I was flying over it. :bow:

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

:bow: :bow: :bow: that's all I can say...
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#4 EdTheEdge

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:37 PM

Absolutly stunning!!!

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:16 PM

Excellent clarity !!!

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:11 PM

Stunning images Mike! Your seeing must be fabulous, the detail is just mind boggling. Thanks for all the hard work processing these for our viewing pleasure. Each one of these outstanding images deserve a writeup on LPOD by Chuck Wood.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:49 PM

Thanks Doug, Torsten (esp for your wonderful capture sw)Ed, Neil and Rich!

I was lucky to have some good seeing, perhaps Chuck will comment further on a couple of these shots

cheers

Mike

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

Hello

One word : FANTASTIC !

The best captures I have ever seen, really.

Congratulations !

#9 mikewirths

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 03:16 PM

Thanks very much easybob95! We are blessed with some fine seeing!

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

Hi Mike,

Apennins Mons and Alpes Vallis are fantastics ! The rest is excellent.

You should post those pictures on astrobin too.

I had good captures of the moon with my C6 last month but far far far away from you.

Great great job.

Bravo !

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:32 PM

I feel like I could get out there and walk on the moon myself! What is the smallest size crater/rille that you can cleanly resolve in that setup?

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:22 AM

These are amazing Mike! I just love how crisp and sharp they are. :jawdrop:

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:03 AM

Incredible photos!!! Wow.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:53 PM

Like all have said, truly incredible shots.
Send some of that decent seeing across to this side of the Pacific please.
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:10 PM

Those are all BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!!!!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:42 AM

Great images, love the detail.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

Absolutely gorgeous images. Truly stunning!!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

Amazing detail, how i envy you.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

Incredible detail! Better than LRO pics!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

A stunning collection of images. You really redefine what can be imaged in the moon. Very Impressive - The Hadley Rille region in particular was amazing.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:31 PM

Skill and aperture. Can't beat 'em. 








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