Ok, you guys have inspired me...
Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:06 AM
I can't believe you can't see the subtle colors there. I think it's one of the best moon pictures I've ever seen.
Time to invest in a new monitor Ron.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 08:10 AM
Congratulations again, Charles.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 09:19 AM
After seeing the pictures of Charles setup I'm inclined to guess with that long optical train hanging off his scope his camera is no longer on a perfect plane. Chip plane no longer orthogonal to the axis of the scope. He could test that by purposely tilting the camera to see if he can make the colour worse. Something to do while resting his thumb!
I'm with Neme on this one. Worthy of anybody's refrigerator - maybe even on top of the piano.
Hey, we could always take a years worth of postings (the photo's and I don't mean your cute face we see on the left) here and publish them in a coffee table format book. Cloudynights 2003 in colour - an International effort. We could sub title it "Why it's easier to date girls than take good pictures of Mars" or "Don't try this at home!"
Posted 05 September 2003 - 01:42 PM
We could sub title it "Why it's easier to date girls than take good pictures of Mars"
What do you mean, easier to date girls? I only do this for the girls. When you're as ugly as I am, astronomy is the only plausible reason to get a girl out into the dark country night.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 02:53 PM
Posted 05 September 2003 - 05:02 PM
If the weather is better tomorrow I'll do a bunch of different test to see what actually is causing that slight blue edge and I'll blame it all on Ron.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 06:42 PM
I know I see false color in some of my own dob based shots that could be due to the atmosphere, but in my case I *strongly* suspect it's more due to the eyepiece I'm using.
Posted 05 September 2003 - 06:58 PM