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#1 ianfromoz

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

Couple of my very first ever astro photos taken with a $5 web cam, no stacking or anything just a point and click the image.
Moon was shimmering and the camera would not allow me to focus.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:35 AM

Forgot to say this was with my Celestron SE6 and the webcam was attached to my X Cel LX 9mm ep.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

Nice! Much better than my first!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:46 AM

Thank you, i intend to get a philips toucam soon.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:23 AM

Great First Shots !

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:09 AM

Does anyone here know the name of that long scar in the first image on the top right of the picture? I would like to find out how large it is to help me appreciate the scale of what i am looking at.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:43 AM

Schiller

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

By the way, this screen shot is posted in this thread http://www.cloudynig...6619473/page...

Frome what Skysafi shows

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:21 PM

Thanks NeilMac much appreciated.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:44 AM

I must say that i have been deriving a great deal of pleasure from viewing the moon in recent weeks, when you ponder over an area it reveals a great amount of detail that otherwise would be missed from a casual glance, i have only just started to appreciate its great age from seeing moon craters within moon craters with moon craters, including over lapping one another.
To the experienced observer, which i am not, it must in a way, be like reading a book.
Anyway my appreciation for the Moon is only just starting.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

:waytogo:

And their are people saying the Moon is boring LOL
Theirs a wealth of information up their.
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

Same here. I have started spending a lot more seat time observing the moon...and with S&T Moon Map in hand have been really exploring the different surface features. Gerald North's book "Observing the Moon" provides some very interesting and detailed information on many of the features. It makes lunar observing a lot more interesting.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:28 PM

Nice pics.  Thanks!  Keep 'em coming!



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

...the first thing I EVER looked at through a scope was the moon after I got interested in astronomy....in 1966 I BEGGED my father for a telescope for a birthday present of one...I received a 1 1/2" Tasco refractor that was mounted on 9" long spindly tripod and I was hooked...after all these years  I use a 13" reflector and have NEVER tired of viewing it....and I think I know the moons geography better than I do the Earths and will continue to observe it without getting bored till the day I die ;)...I'd love to have a larger scope but finances as they are limit me to this-but I do not mean to complain,I just want to get CLOSER...heeheeheeee








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