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Plato with craterlets, 2020-07-30, 12:27 UT

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#1 Visit-the-Moon

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 08:22 AM

There was a spell of reasonable seeing early morning, last quarter in late July. I had been imaging Jupiter but decided to visit the Moon. I've always enjoyed observing & imaging Plato. The seeing was steady enough to glimpse the big four. The camera could capture the big four, the little four and several others.

 

Here is a good guide to the craterlets by David Knisely: https://www.cloudyni...ato-craterlets/ There is no formal naming system.

 

CPC C9.25; f/16; Astronomik 2c Red; ASI290MM; FireCapture (Ser file); Exp=2.4 ms, G=52%, 116 FPS, 10,375 frames; AS!3 (28%, Resize 2x); Registax 6; Astra Image.

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 08:30 AM

superb shot , thanks .



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Posted 20 August 2020 - 08:39 AM

Beautiful closeup.

I like your signature - your 16" is your portable scope??!!



#4 Visit-the-Moon

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 08:49 AM

Thx Dave, The 16" is portable, provided you go to the gym... actually it dismantles into parts. It is a Meade lightbridge. I rebuilt the dob mount with better materials, property balanced it, etc.


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