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#1 SteveThornton1

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:16 PM

After a months-long effort to get the best lunar images, I finally succeeded and to my surprise, Sky&Telescope, after I submitted it, published it in the September issue of the magazine on page 78.  I imaged it when the moon was very high in the sky and I think I dialed in Autostakkert and Registax as well as I could.  The image was

of Ptolemaeus and Aphonsus and shows sozens of craterlets inside of Ptolemaeus.  I previously submitted the image in Cloudy Nights but after reprocessing, I was

able to flesh out a lot more detail.  This image here shows a lot more detail than the reproduction in the magazine but I was happy to get published.  I imaged it with a 9.25" Celestron SCT with a 2X Barlow and a ZWO monochrome camera.

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 06:04 PM

Congratulations!



#3 sunnyday

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 08:49 PM

very nice reward, for a job well done.
congratulations and bravo .


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#4 frank5817

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 11:49 PM

Steve,

 

It is a very fine image. Well done . :)

 

Frank 



#5 Peter_D

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:21 AM

Super image. I like that it contains both Catena Davy and Catena Muller also.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 08:59 AM

Congrats, Steve.  This is how it all begins - the road to stardom.  Soon to be followed by five million dollar home with a six car garage.  Life is good!



#7 John Gauvreau

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:20 AM

Very nice image and a well deserved reward.  Congratulations!



#8 gene 4181

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:48 AM

            Congratulations  ,  very nice pic  Steve.



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 04:30 PM

How wonderful! Congratulations! 



#10 RalphMeisterTigerMan

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 09:45 PM

Very nice! The resolution is outstanding. The number of small craterlets is "crazy stupid" lots! I have always enjoyed seeing the Moon, whether thru an eyepiece, picture (image) and drawings. Something about that "magnificent desolation" that you can't seem to take your eyes off.

 

Very nice, thanks for sharing!

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 12:11 PM

Congratulations! Well done!




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