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#1 SteveThornton1

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:11 PM

I imaged Plato Monday night using a Skywatcher 180 with an ED 2X  Barlow, processing in Autostakkert, Registax and Photoshop.  I was

able to capture craterlets inside Plato and details on the surface of the landslide off to the lower right despite just average seeing conditions.  More and more I'm able to capture small details in my images.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:45 PM

On a clear night I might be able to see those as a speck. Thats really good pic! How many images did you stack?



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:24 AM

I think I probably stacked the best 250 out of 5000. 


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:39 AM

This is an image of Plato cropped from a larger image that I took on Monday.  It was my first time ever imaging the moon and I was using a focal reducer on my C-6 to get a wider field of view.  But saw this post and thought I would share. 

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:52 AM

I imaged Plato Monday night using a Skywatcher 180 with an ED 2X  Barlow, processing in Autostakkert, Registax and Photoshop.  I was

able to capture craterlets inside Plato and details on the surface of the landslide off to the lower right despite just average seeing conditions.  More and more I'm able to capture small details in my images.

I would be inclined to credit a portion of youre finely detailed photo to the quality of your scope optics. A very finely resolved Plato, congrats Steve.

The terminator must have been quite nearby?


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#6 jrbuchanan

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:34 AM

That is a great image Steve.  



#7 Greg_74

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:46 AM

Hi Steve, this is your another very, very nice picture!

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

Very nice, Steve.  Thanks.




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