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Some lunar mosaics from Sept. 20th.

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#1 Wouter D'hoye

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:41 AM

Hi,

 

Got up early on friday and made some nice images. 

 

All made with CFF CC300 f/20, ASI 174MM and an orange filter. 

 

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Montes Apenninus.

 

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Copernicus and ti's surroundings. (Top Pick on Astrobin)

 

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Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, Arzachel, Rupes recta,....

 

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Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts and opinions.

 

Wouter.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:54 AM

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#3 BobBates

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:28 AM

Beautiful images.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:09 AM

Honestly Wouter, I think this is a very good step up in the quality of your images.  I have enjoyed them before of course, but this is the first series I have observed where you got the 300mm aperture to show up.  Without doing any calculations for your setup, I might even guess that you maxed out the potential resolution of your scope with the Orange filter (or came close to it).  I can readily see sub 1km craters resolved in all three images.  Quite impressive indeed.

 

You might get a comment that the contrast seems high, particularly with the Copernicus image.  I personally like a good amount of contrast, so it doesn't bother me.

 

Keep up the good work!  Hopefully your conditions would support a green filter someday!


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#5 Wouter D'hoye

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:50 AM

Thanks aeroman. 

 

Yes it is indeed better than previous images. Now, over the summer months i did finetume collimation of the telescope. A takahashi collimation scope is quite good help for that. Furhtermore, with the orange filter I can image using significantly lower gain for the same exposure time. I believ that too aided in getting more details.

 

The resanably good conditions also helped

 

Wouter.



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 06:50 PM

Amazing images and a well deserved top pick. Contrast and sharpness are spot on! Are you sure you don't have a lunar orbiter up there? smile.gif


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 02:17 AM

A nice set of images Wouter!  Well done.  


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