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#26 easybob95

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:26 PM

Many thanks AstroDan2015 !

 

I also hope to see more coloured Moon pictures.

 

Alain



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

Some more usual pictures of the Moon taken with my C9.25 and IMX178 mono camera (green filter) :

 

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Alain


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:24 AM

And some close up in order to show details of the pictures :

 

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And the last one with colours of the soils :

 

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Alain


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

I'm in shock and amazement.  Deepest congratulations to you, Alain, for your fantastic presentation. I've never seen such beauty in the moon as I have now seen. 

Thanks for posting Alain.



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:11 AM

Hello RandallK,

 

many thanks for your comment. With good sky, well collimated telescope and a good camera, it is possible to get really good results. I hope weather will get better here in France to try to make new coloured pictures of the Moon.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Alain



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:08 AM

With georeferenced pictures, it is possible to superimpose geology informations (provided by USGS and NASA).

 

2 examples :

 

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The link to the full picture : http://www.webastro....php?photo=67409

 

 

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The link to the full picture : http://www.webastro....php?photo=67407

 

 

 

Clear sky

 

Alain


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:18 AM

Truly nice work here Alain!

 

What focal ratio do you use with the C9.25, and the 178MC and which barlow?

 

Jeff



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:19 AM

Hello Jeff,

 

when turbulence is quiet, i use C9.25 at F/D 10. I use sometime my barlow 1.6x but the best F/D for the IMX178 is 12 or 13.

 

When the turbulence is high or when i want to make mosaics, the C9.25 is at F/D 6.3

 

Alain


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:57 PM

Hello Jeff,

 

when turbulence is quiet, i use C9.25 at F/D 10. I use sometime my barlow 1.6x but the best F/D for the IMX178 is 12 or 13.

 

When the turbulence is high or when i want to make mosaics, the C9.25 is at F/D 6.3

 

Alain

I suspected as much but thanks for the confirmation.  Your work and sharing it is most appreciated!  Very sharp focus!

 

Jeff


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:45 PM

 

Incredible work!  The enhanced color images are a fascinating study.  Resolution and gradation in all of the images is mind boggling.  Bravo!

Many tanks. I do like colours of the Moon and i made a lot of pictures with enhanced colors. The result is sometime bad, sometime good. Quite hard to get something really good, especially with a colour camera because the bayer matrix filters are not enough selective filters to get a wide variety of colours.

 

But this time, the result was good. I was lucky. When i will have a mono camera with more selective filters, i think (hope) i will have very good results.

 

Alain

 

i cant seem to get any good color enhanced images with my zwo asi 290mc or 224mc but i did manage some nice work with the cheesy orion imager i wonder why. anyways i thought you were using that mini cam with the small filter wheel built in. i forget what it was as far as model #



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:59 AM

 

 

Incredible work!  The enhanced color images are a fascinating study.  Resolution and gradation in all of the images is mind boggling.  Bravo!

Many tanks. I do like colours of the Moon and i made a lot of pictures with enhanced colors. The result is sometime bad, sometime good. Quite hard to get something really good, especially with a colour camera because the bayer matrix filters are not enough selective filters to get a wide variety of colours.

 

But this time, the result was good. I was lucky. When i will have a mono camera with more selective filters, i think (hope) i will have very good results.

 

Alain

 

i cant seem to get any good color enhanced images with my zwo asi 290mc or 224mc but i did manage some nice work with the cheesy orion imager i wonder why. anyways i thought you were using that mini cam with the small filter wheel built in. i forget what it was as far as model #

 

Hello,

 

it's quite hard to get the good RGB balance to be able to rise saturation very high. I had to make many tries to get a good results (my first try with imx178 color sensor were very bad). I used miniCAM5F some times ago and the results were also good. I have tried to get coloured Moon with imx178 mono sensor + RGB filters but it does not work at all (only 2 not too bad results) and i don't know why the result is so bad with this setup. I will have to make more tests to fix this issue.

 

Alain



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:16 AM

Nice work. I'm glad you were able to move on from your earlier work with the miniCAM.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:26 AM

Nice work. I'm glad you were able to move on from your earlier work with the miniCAM.

Thanks James. I have improved my treatments and software like QGIS and Surfer bring very interesting things. But i think it will be hard to go further with just colour sensor. I will probably make some beautiful pictures again when the weather will be better but i think it will be nearly the same kind of pictures.

 

Alain



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:55 PM

Wow! I must say your monochrome images are superb even before you start bringing out the colours!



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:14 AM

Hello,

 

here are my best photos of the Moon, using my C9.25 and an ASI178 colour camera.

 

The photos were taken on June the 1st. The Moon was not very high n the sky but the turbulence was very quiet.

 

North part of the Moon :

 

gallery_228659_7680_1503115.jpg

 

 

Mare Tranquillitatis and mare Serenitatis region :

 

gallery_228659_7680_420984.jpg

 

 

Mare Nectaris and Mare Fecunditatis region :

 

gallery_228659_7680_150073.jpg

 

 

 

North part of the Moon mosaic, enhancing the colours to show the wide variety of soils, mainly the metallic oxides concentration in soils.The result is quite good for a colour sensor camera.

 

gallery_228659_7680_261766.jpg

 

 

A close up on Tranquillitatis and Serenitatis Mare. No doubt the geological history of those mare are quite different, considering the difference in soils composition. ZWO ASI178MC allows good work on soils colours. But i hope i will have much better results when i will get ASI178 mono and RGB filters.

 

gallery_228659_7680_928891.jpg

 

 

Well, that's all for now.

 

Clear sky.

 

Alain

These are the best images of the Moon I ever seen. Thanks a lot. I live in a Bortle 9 zone. The Moon keeps me happy, until camping season come this late spring. Great Great Great images.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:21 AM

Wow Alain,simple wow!!

 

Do you consider publishing this marvelous color work of the Moon into a full format and full color book? I think there will be a market for such a work.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:32 AM

WOW, very nice, the best lunar images I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing these images



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:50 AM

Wow! I must say your monochrome images are superb even before you start bringing out the colours!

Many thanks Lacaille. Et le bonjour à Strasbourg !

 

These are the best images of the Moon I ever seen. Thanks a lot. I live in a Bortle 9 zone. The Moon keeps me happy, until camping season come this late spring. Great Great Great images.

 

Sometimes, collimation and turbulences are good. A part of luck i guess.

 

Wow Alain,simple wow!!

 

Do you consider publishing this marvelous color work of the Moon into a full format and full color book? I think there will be a market for such a work.

Hello,

well, i just make pictures for fun and i did not consider to publish those picture. But in fact, if i wanted to, i don't know how i could make it !

 

WOW, very nice, the best lunar images I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing these images

Many thanks. I hope i will do some better pictures but unfortunately, the weather is really bad here in France and it will remain bad for some weeks.

 

 

Alain



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:56 PM

Beautiful work! 👍👍

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:24 AM

Hello,

 

here are my best photos of the Moon, using my C9.25 and an ASI178 colour camera.

 

The photos were taken on June the 1st. The Moon was not very high n the sky but the turbulence was very quiet.

 

North part of the Moon :

 

gallery_228659_7680_1503115.jpg

 

 

Mare Tranquillitatis and mare Serenitatis region :

 

gallery_228659_7680_420984.jpg

 

 

Mare Nectaris and Mare Fecunditatis region :

 

gallery_228659_7680_150073.jpg

 

 

 

North part of the Moon mosaic, enhancing the colours to show the wide variety of soils, mainly the metallic oxides concentration in soils.The result is quite good for a colour sensor camera.

 

gallery_228659_7680_261766.jpg

 

 

A close up on Tranquillitatis and Serenitatis Mare. No doubt the geological history of those mare are quite different, considering the difference in soils composition. ZWO ASI178MC allows good work on soils colours. But i hope i will have much better results when i will get ASI178 mono and RGB filters.

 

gallery_228659_7680_928891.jpg

 

 

Well, that's all for now.

 

Clear sky.

 

Alain

These great images created some serious aperture fever here at Cloudy Nights.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:03 AM

Beautiful work!

Many thanks Gary !

 

Alain



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:06 AM

 

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These great images created some serious aperture fever here at Cloudy Nights.

 

Many thanks aperture Mask.

 

If you want to see more coloured Moons with better picture resolution, you can take a look here :

 

http://www.webastro....ad.php?t=143127

 

You will have to scroll in this topic because it is quite long (a summary of my work on the Moon for many years) but it could interest you.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Alain



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:35 PM

“we barely survived a violent past”...?

I, for one, wasn’t around for the last bombardment!!

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:39 AM

Thank you Alain for the wonderful images. Congratulations. Well done.

John



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:26 AM

These are, without a doubt, one of, if not THE BEST moon pictures I've ever seen.  Amazing crispness.... Beautiful!




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