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Small bore challenge: the Moon w/ 6" or less

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#76 evan9162

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

Thanks.  I want to avoid the flat, over-processed look that I've seen on lunar and planetary images.  It's best to avoid the temptation to over-sharpen to get every last bit of possible detail out.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 09:33 PM

Here is a shot of Copernicus taken with my Celestron C90 and NexImage 5

 

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:23 PM

Here's the Moon back in November:

 

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Also, I think this classifies as 6" or less since it was taken with a Nexus 5:

 

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 07:37 AM

This was taken back on 02/14/14 through my AT6RC with a Pentax K5 DSLR set @80 ISO. The processing was done with PixInsight.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 07:56 AM

When I went to the K5IIs, I did a hand held shot through the DA 55-300 @300mm that the crop attached is from. I processed it similar to that shot through the scope to see how close to it a shot done that way could come that (I didn't spend near as much time on processing this one as I did on the one above though). This was done in March this year.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 12:30 PM

Here's the full moon from last night, through my C80ED.  Canon T4i, no other optics (working at native 600mm FL).  31 stills stacked.

 

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:15 AM

Hello,

 

here is Copernicus region in strongly enhanced colors. The picture was taken with a SCT 6" and a QHYCCD miniCAM5F camera with RGB filters.

 

It's a reduced version of the picture.

 

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Clear skies.

 

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 07:28 PM

Here is the waning gibbous moon as seen in the early A.M. of August 5, 2015. Taken with a Tele Vue NP127is and a 2X Powermate using a Sony NEX-5N in still capture mode (ISO 200, 1/160 second). This is a stack of the best 50% out of 64 still captures, processed with AutoStakkert!2, Registax, and Photoshop CC 2015. You can access an even larger version of this image (stored on Flickr) by clicking on the below preview.

 

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 07:42 PM

Mitch (photonhunter), that's a really sharp capture with a C90, you even caught part of Hadley Rille (near to the Apollo 15 landing site).

 

 

Darin (Evan9162), great shots with your C80ED.



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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:37 PM

James you have a good eye!   I had to go back to the original to see it -- here is a cropped portion of the image at full resolution:

 

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EDIT: replaced the image with one with better levels.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:12 AM

It's been pretty quiet here so I'll start with this shot I did last night with my Tele Vue NP127is, a 5X Powermate, and a ZWO ASI174MM camera. The southern highlands of the moon with the craters Clavius and Tycho. Image processing done with AutoStakkert!, Registax, and Photoshop CC2015. Best 50% of 914 frames, 14ms exposure, camera gain 180.

 

The original is 1280 x 1600 pixels so if you aren't seeing the full-sized image you can click on the preview to see the image as stored on Flickr.

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:56 AM

That is a beautiful shot. The tonal range and sharpness is amazing!  Gerry



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 09:44 AM

That is a beautiful shot. The tonal range and sharpness is amazing!  Gerry

Thanks, it turned out pretty well, since it has been one of my goals with the 5" to resolve the craterlets on the southern edge of the floor of Clavius. It looks like I imaged craters down to maybe 2km in diameter, which suggests an angular resolution pretty close to one arc seconds which is getting near to Dawes' Limit for a 5 inch telescope. But it's easier to see a small crater than it is to resolve two stars and I think it might be possible for a 5" telescope to reveal craters almost as small as 1km (which would be near 0.5 arc seconds).


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:02 PM

My Moon images are not coming out as good as my planet shots. Having trouble getting the whole frame to stack sharply. Also, how are you guys getting those rich colors in your shots? When I saturate colors I just get noise...anyway, I took this last night with my C6 at f10 and an ASI120MC camera. Stacked 300 out of 1500 frames...C and C are welcome!...cs...John

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:06 PM

Here is the waning gibbous moon as seen in the early A.M. of August 5, 2015. Taken with a Tele Vue NP127is and a 2X Powermate using a Sony NEX-5N in still capture mode (ISO 200, 1/160 second). This is a stack of the best 50% out of 64 still captures, processed with AutoStakkert!2, Registax, and Photoshop CC 2015. You can access an even larger version of this image (stored on Flickr) by clicking on the below preview.
 
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Wow! I just clicked on your full sized versions...fantastic images! They would look great as posters!!...John
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:33 AM

The moon emerging from the Earth's shadow at the end of last weekend's eclipse.

 

C80ED, GSO 2x barlow, Canon T4i, 31 stills stacked.

 

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 11:51 AM

Hello,

 

a Moon taken during 2014. It is a 5 pictures mosaic taken with a QHY5L-IIc and a SCT 6".

 

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Have a nice day.

 

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:32 AM

Alain, well done as you've caught some craterlets in both Plato and Archimedes and the Hadley rille.



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 05:10 PM

Here are a few taken with my Quantum 6 mak and William Optics FLT 110mm refractor, Celestron CGEM, and Skyris 274M. These were all roughly anywhere from 500 to 2000 frames aligned and stacked in Registax and finished up in Adobe Lightroom. These were taken this past week with average to below average seeing conditions.

 

pic 1 & 2 were done with the Quantum 6 in windy, below average seeing (and on a deck, which didn't help matters).

 

pic 3 was done with a William Optics FLT 110 APO in average conditions.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 06:38 PM

These were taken with a Canon T1i on a C80-ED,  single shot- unguided.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 06:51 PM

These were shot last night with a ETX-90, canon T1i, single shot- unguided.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:42 PM

easybob95  in reply #9, got a well defined Stadius Triplet with only a 6" aperture!

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 09:53 PM

easybob95  in reply #9, got a well defined Stadius Triplet with only a 6" aperture!

 

Very well done, thanks for pointing that out :waytogo: Kudos to easybob95...

 

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 09:59 PM

There has been a lot of good work added to the thread this fall, the weather is settling down and here in the Mid-Atlantic region we are getting some better seeing conditions now. Nice pix folks, keep 'em coming...

 

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 02:53 AM

Hello Brian and Brian !

 

thanks for your comments. I will try to make a better treatment of my Copernicus region (post #9) to see if i can get a better result.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Alain




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