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mikewirths
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Bay of Rainbows
      #5751928 - 03/23/13 01:38 PM

Hi all,

Further playing with the new camera last night, lots to see and image under 7/10 seeing and no wind to speak of this time!

Never noticed the one solitary very shallow crater in the middle of the bay, all the others seem much deeper

Link to image:

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7453/sinusiridum360.jpg

cheers


Mike


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5752157 - 03/23/13 03:44 PM

Absolutely stunning!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5752328 - 03/23/13 05:18 PM

You could have convinced me that this was a shot from an Apollo mission or the LRO. This is fantastic. I think Wes Higgins got replaced. Sorry, Wes!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: rg55]
      #5752479 - 03/23/13 06:56 PM

amazing shot. cant believe how steady it must have been for that shot to be recorded. wow

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5752521 - 03/23/13 07:21 PM

Wow!

Which Dob did you use to make this?

Super!


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: Kutno]
      #5752532 - 03/23/13 07:32 PM

nice mountain area

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: highfnum]
      #5752583 - 03/23/13 07:57 PM

LaPlace and Heraclides - WOW!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: edosaurusrex]
      #5752823 - 03/23/13 09:55 PM



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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #5753613 - 03/24/13 10:38 AM

Great picture. You are lucky and smart to take advantage of such nice seeing. Thanks for sharing.

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mikewirths
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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: Perigny270]
      #5753814 - 03/24/13 12:10 PM

Thanks everyone! The seeing was quite good but not as good as it can get here, I think it really helped that I had 3X's the number of frames to choose the best ones from, plus the quality of each single frame was good.

Kutno this was done with my 18" dob.

Its todays LPOD:


http://lpod.wikispaces.com/March+24%2C+2013

more in the pipeline!

Mike

Edited by mikewirths (03/24/13 12:13 PM)


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5758282 - 03/26/13 01:43 PM

Nice !!!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5758308 - 03/26/13 02:05 PM

Great job!!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: RobertED]
      #5758686 - 03/26/13 05:15 PM

Stunning image!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: magic612]
      #5773132 - 04/02/13 03:22 PM

Wonderful capture, Mike. Just curious...

What do you think is the diameter of the smallest craters visible, for example the one right next to the shallow crater you referred to in your OP?


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5774135 - 04/02/13 09:25 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: SusanY]
      #5774761 - 04/03/13 06:55 AM

Beautiful picture! It's great to read the story that it describes by Dr. Wood. Congrats on the recognition.

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mikewirths
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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: rookie]
      #5777803 - 04/04/13 01:57 PM

Thanks again everyone! Yes I was super happy with this one!

Jim in my opinion the resolution is in the 400-500 meter range, although I may have to up the image scale slightly in the future to achieve better (if the seeing allows)

cheers

Mike


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5789763 - 04/10/13 08:25 AM

Thanks, Mike. I can't get over the details on this image.

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5796447 - 04/13/13 11:28 AM

Oh, be still my heart...

Once again, you've proven that M00n is the best darned M-Object in the Universe!


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mikewirths
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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: ed_turco]
      #5804407 - 04/17/13 11:47 AM

Thanks Ed and Jim,
Heres another capture from the same night, different composition this time. This was my favorite capture of the night!

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5462/sinusiridumb350b.jpg

cheers

Mike


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5804614 - 04/17/13 02:04 PM

That is exquisite!

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5804774 - 04/17/13 03:39 PM

Nice, Mike!

I have had a similar view of this region, one spectacular night, which I never forgot.


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5804955 - 04/17/13 05:23 PM

Quote:

Thanks Ed and Jim,
Heres another capture from the same night, different composition this time. This was my favorite capture of the night!

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5462/sinusiridumb350b.jpg

cheers

Mike




Mike,

Another great image, but a bit over sharpened. The first image you posted was cleaner.


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5805321 - 04/17/13 07:32 PM

Great shot...

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5807792 - 04/18/13 09:53 PM

Mike that's so detailed its wrecking my screen!


Pete


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5807849 - 04/18/13 10:32 PM

The Bay always seemed so tranquil... Until seeing these images, I never would have realized that it's a pretty choppy sea of ray ejecta and craterlet-pox! Absolutely amazing!

Rob

Edited by RobDob (04/18/13 10:37 PM)


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: RobDob]
      #5807908 - 04/18/13 11:18 PM

Same here Rob. Look at that crater chain down the middle!

Pete


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5810816 - 04/20/13 12:36 PM

Thanks everyone!! Yes it is a "busy" place when the seeing lets you capture the details! But I think Jim is right I oversharpened it a bit Still with the new camera giving such good data I got a bit carried away with the new toy syndrome!

fingers crossed for good seeing again tonight at my "condor landing site" overlooking the ocean!

--Mike


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5846231 - 05/07/13 05:59 PM

Okay, so I just finished yesterday downloading the 60 meter/pixel moon maps. Thinking this must be the best I can get since it is a satellite orbiting the moon, I was satisfied with the resolution, until...
I see THIS! Now I am just angry at the poor quality of the moon map textures.

Phenomenal picture! Ever thought of making a mosaic of the moon? With pictures like that, you could easily destroy all the latest textures that are available online.
Do you have any other formats of the picture you uploaded, such as a higher resolution? I would love to put that on my tv for an evening and watch that rather than a mind numbing tv program when it is cloudy.
Yet again, mind blowing picture!!!


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5852678 - 05/10/13 08:18 PM

Talking about clear ! That is one of the best luna shots I have ever seen. Well done.

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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5870496 - 05/18/13 11:29 PM

Wonderful pics! Thanks for posting.

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mikewirths
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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: Ben Therrell]
      #5873681 - 05/20/13 12:51 PM

thanks Bluesteel, Qwickdraw, and Ben!

Bluesteel, I don't think I could do a mosaic since the tracking in my scope is alt/az. My max resolution is around 300M so any LRO imagery is still going to be much higher res than any of my shots. My current camera is the 1280X960 Asi120mm, but I have my eye on other much larger chipped cameras to give a large fov.

cheers

Mike


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Re: Bay of Rainbows new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5884672 - 05/25/13 09:21 PM

Mike,

Wow.....One of finest lunar photgraphs I have ever seen. How do I hitch a ride on your next lunar flight?

Da Bear


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