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rg55
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Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area
      #5700281 - 02/25/13 05:29 PM Attachment (57 downloads)

Orion 180mm Maksutov, NexImage 5 camera in average seeing.

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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: rg55]
      #5700428 - 02/25/13 07:16 PM

Very nice picture. Aristarchus is always remarkable to me.

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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: rookie]
      #5700560 - 02/25/13 08:57 PM

Thank you. Yes, this is one of those areas where the more you look, the more you see.

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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: rg55]
      #5700822 - 02/25/13 11:57 PM

Very nice wide angle shot. This is easily one of my favorite areas. The thread like vallis schroteri is terrifically portrayed. The lower powers I use on my 70mm are reminiscent if this shot. Well done.

Pete


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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5701459 - 02/26/13 11:31 AM

I'm really liking the image quality of your 180mm mak-cass,on lunar images, rg!! Have you done any planetary shots with it?? I have a C-11, am contemplating purchasing a NexImage 5, but haven't yet!! The views thru the C-11 are awesome....but I wonder if it's worth 'downsizing' to the 180mm mak-cass????

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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: RobertED]
      #5701465 - 02/26/13 11:34 AM Attachment (26 downloads)

Robert,

Here's a wide shot of Jupiter, Europa, Io taken in the last session. I have some over in the solar system forum, probably a more appropriate place to refer you to.

Edited by rg55 (02/26/13 11:36 AM)


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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: rg55]
      #5703117 - 02/27/13 09:28 AM

Beautiful shot!!

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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: RobertED]
      #5703211 - 02/27/13 10:32 AM

Beautiful image Richard, well captured!! Have you ever tried to push the image scale with a small barlow, of course it will only work if the seeing allows.

well done

Mike


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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: mikewirths]
      #5703261 - 02/27/13 10:56 AM

Thanks. The shot with Jupiter and moons was done in 1280x960. With 640x480 I can get the disk to fill about half of the frame, but my tracking/alignment isn't good enough to really barlow up beyond that...yet.

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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: rg55]
      #5703342 - 02/27/13 11:40 AM

the 180 Mak Cassegrain (i have also the same instrument of meade) allows very good images, I work from Rome a big metropolis and i know what the variable (or bad) seeing means.
However the 180 Mak-cassegrain allows also hires images of the same region i made, here eventually the links of my imagery of the volcanic region
http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/mosaiclarge4.jpg

and

http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/domo2.jpg

Ciao
Raf


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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: raffaello]
      #5703576 - 02/27/13 02:04 PM

Thanks, Raf! Yes, I received the telescope only a few weeks ago, and our winter weather has been difficult. But I am looking forward to more detailed images, to be sure. Clear skies to you in Rome, an inspiring and fascinating place. I was there in 2005 and hope to return someday. Ciao!

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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: RobertED]
      #5703584 - 02/27/13 02:10 PM

Robert, I considered moving up from my C8 on a CG5 to a C11 on an Atlas. If I had been able to financially, I would have made that move. For me, the mak was able to use the same mount, dewcap and strips and other accessories, so the outlay was minimal. The mak design was the best for what I mostly do, lunar/planetary.

I still hope to have a C11 (or C14) in a small observatory, but until the $$$ show up, this is the best I can arrange. One of the great things about this hobby is that you can do so many different things with your budget. Every day, and every imaging session, in life is a gift. I'm enjoying this immensely, have waited all my life to do it.


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Re: Aristarchus, Reiner Gamma area new [Re: rg55]
      #5703736 - 02/27/13 03:48 PM

Yes, I do love my C-11, but my primary interests, like you, are lunar/planetary! The C-11 never fails to impress me.....but I really haven't started imaging, yet!!

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