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#1 aatdalton

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:59 PM

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A couple months ago while doing some visual observation of the moon I swapped out my eyepiece and noticed the blinding cone of light coming out my focuser. I put my hand in front of it and played around a little bit and got it focus a projected image on my hand. Wow, that's pretty cool! So I grabbed the translucent box my lunar filter came in, rested it on top of the focuser, and got this neat matte projected image! Here's a composite pic of the setup. 

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:02 PM

That is pretty cool! Nice one!


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:31 PM

I agree, super neat!

 

I need to try this.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:51 PM

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I guess I'm missing the value added. The added artifacts are easy to see and the diminished clarity of the image too. But what's the gain?


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:17 PM

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I guess I'm missing the value added. The added artifacts are easy to see and the diminished clarity of the image too. But what's the gain?

For optical quality, there is none. It's objectively a bad picture of the moon. But I think it's a very unique way of capturing an image of the moon. It's different. Actually at the time I took this photo, I didn't have a way to bring my DSLR to focus in my dob - no barlow, no projection eyepiece kit, and focuser didn't have enough inward travel. 


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:13 PM

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I guess I'm missing the value added. The added artifacts are easy to see and the diminished clarity of the image too. But what's the gain?

Absolutely nothing lol.gif . It's just really neat! It is sort of like when I learned that I could confuse ants momentarily by rubbing my finger on their trails. Use to humanity points: Absolutely none. Intellectual curiosity points: 1,000. waytogo.gif 

 

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