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#1101 RMay

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 10:49 PM

Here’s a look at the Alpine Valley and not quite the central rille, taken tonight under fairly transparent and clear skies through the 24 mm eyepiece of my Questar Seven close-coupled to my iPhone 12 Pro at about 110x magnification.

 

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 10:54 AM

Got a few shots with the New Mu last night laugh.gif  

..but I need a little more practice as most of the photos didn't turn out as good as they looked through the eyepiece. I'm still getting the hang of it.. smirk.gif

Here's a few of the decent shots I was able to get.

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:00 AM

And these are from the night before last with Mewlon 210.

I didn't document which eyepieces were used, but I had TV DeLite's and Pentax XW's on the tray..

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 11:50 PM

Another round tonight with the New Mu laugh.gif 

This is with a Pentax 3.5 XW for a magnification of 690x bigshock.gif

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 12:01 AM

Ok, something a little different:

 

A nebulous 22deg lunar halo laugh.gif

 

Saw it last night after parking the car coming home from work.  Some thin high cloud adding some drama to the scene.

 

Immediately below the Moon is Jupiter and in the bottom of the halo sits Saturn.

 

Oppo phone in Expert mode and 1.3 second exposure, 1600 ISO

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 12:07 AM

Another round with the New Mu laugh.gif 

This is with a Pentax 3.5 XW for a magnification of 690x bigshock.gif

Tycho @ 690x

 

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And this is with the 7 XW for 345x

 

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Edited by rkelley8493, 16 October 2021 - 12:24 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 02:47 PM

Here's another look at Tycho & Clavius in the Mewlon 210

 

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Edited by rkelley8493, 17 October 2021 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 04:12 PM

Any of you all running apps on android phone? I can not get the focus to stay.

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 08:47 PM

I find I need to every now & then need to touch the screen for the camera to focus, but only if hand held. Focus is pretty stable with the phone in an adaptor.
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Posted 16 October 2021 - 09:03 PM

When posting images here they should be lunar images.

Planetary images can be posted here

 

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 11:50 PM

Had impromptu star party tonite at northerly island.

Crop luna shot with old iphone SE thru TV 7 delite in fc100dl f9.

 

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 02:02 AM

Evening of 10-15-21, my favorite targets on this day 9 moon. Seeing was good. Using iPhone 7 2x lens / NexYz mount  -> Meade 5.5mm UWA eyepiece -> Z12 Dob. Taking 5-10 second video (.MOV) files of target drifting across field and processed/stacked as follows:

 

Processing: PIPP - Autostakkert 3 - MS Photo Editor for cropping/exposure/sharpening.

 

Clavius is a little over processed to bring out 2km craters, so seeing was at around 1 arcsecond, which is about as good as I can get with my setup and seeing conditions. Alpine valley may show a hint of the rille at it's center, Hadley came out great! I think it was a window of lucky seeing for this one...

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 11:33 AM

I dont know how this is going to come out, this us my first one.

 

Using A01 with NexYz mount and XCel LX 25mm.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 01:04 PM

Another one from 10-15-21: Plato/Alpine Valley, and a little fun with tiltshiftmaker.com smile.gif

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 11:20 PM

Some more shots with the Mewlon 210 from 17 October 2021.

I made some minor edits to these but kept it natural [enhanced darks & cooler color tone].. 

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 11:34 PM

Rob,

Great image of the Alpine Valley.

Here's a challenge for you with the video file you have: try to pull out the wee rile that runs down the middle of the Alpine Valley. There's a hint of it in both your pics with the Valley. Not an easy feature to pull, but that's what makes it a great one to chase. Aperture grunt to pull it you have plenty!

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 12:48 PM

Thanks Alex, good suggestion! I used PIPP on my best video and output to TIF files. Went through over a hundred frames and found the best one and enhanced it to bring out a little more of the Rille (please click on image to enlarge).

 

It is a hard target to crack (no pun intended), I've been trying for years and have never been able to see the entire rille with my equipment and conditions... Rarely do I get under 1 arcsecond seeing.

 

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 01:13 PM

Here a few good ones I found from March 2020 with Stellarvue 130 triplet (SVA130T)

 

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 03:37 PM

Thanks Alex, good suggestion! I used PIPP on my best video and output to TIF files. Went through over a hundred frames and found the best one and enhanced it to bring out a little more of the Rille (please click on image to enlarge).

 

 

Rob

Well done, mate!

 

There it is! :D

 

The Moon is often overlooked as a target with worthy challenging features, but it has it in spades, including during the full Moon phase.  Many people fail to capture the central rille of the Alpine Valley with a dedicated astro camera, and here you've done it with a smartphone!  Also shows what can be done with a smartphone these days too.  Heck, most people have no idea what the Moon has to offer and this rille is one of them.

 

There is a similar central rille that runs down Vallis Schroteri - this one is about the same width as the Alpine one but is harder again to capture as Schroteri is a tighter and winding feature.  Very testing target, but a very worthy one for the technical challenges it presents, both photo and visually.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:08 PM

Here a few good ones I found from March 2020 with Stellarvue 130 triplet (SVA130T)

From December 2020. Edits to color & contrast.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:51 PM

Sept 2020 with FC-100DF, Fujiyama 18 Ortho, TV 8 Delos 

Minor edits.

 

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Posted Today, 11:43 AM

I've been trying to clear out some space on my phone to make room for new photos and keep finding some good Luna-pics that I haven't shared yet..

This is from January 2021 with FC-100DF.

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