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Posted 11 September 2006 - 09:34 AM

and Jaes picture after , with permission

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 12:40 PM

See Andy, isn't it amazing the things you can do with digital information? That is an excellent rendition of the Moon taken with a well collimated little scope, a camera and software...

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:10 PM

Lenny ; it is indeed, it really is.You know I was thinking that same thing as I was working over Jaes image,many years ago the worlds largest observatorys useing plates, and stuff, couldnt have done a better job than this photo from a 60mm refractor, pretty amazeing when you think about it.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:10 PM

This is pretty unbelievable !! Not being much of an imaging guy myself, I'm thoroughly impressed !! Andy's (can I call it my photo too?) photo looks better the poster size moon map that came with my 1966 Tasco refractor !! That poster was taken with one of the largest observatories back then. Wow...very cool.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:15 PM

Jae it is your photo ,lol.I just got to play with it, :grin:.
I love tweeking pictures , Im bye no means a pro, but I get better as I go.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 07:37 PM

Me too. It's a lot of fun and you just keep learning all the time. I learned most of my techniques from the good folks in the imaging forums right here in CloudyNights!

Just goes to show you....you CAN teach OLD DOGS new TRICKS!! :doggy: :smash::roflmao:
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 12:00 PM

old dogs :question: , I aint old..........ok maybe a little but I refuse to act my age, if that counts. :roflmao:

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 05:07 PM

Jae/Andy,

Very nice combo of skills from both of you to produce such an excellent image, and all from a dandy little 60mm scope.

Btw, I don't think anyone high jacked this thread, it just took a natural turn for the fun of it. I started the thread and I'm certainly not complaining. I like the direction it has gone.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:06 PM

OK, last one for me. I've posted too many of my Moon pictures on a thread about Uni's and May's. I've decided from now on to post 'em as I take 'em, other than cropping and resizing for the forum. Here's this morning with the 3" Tasco, a 7mm B/TMB and the handheld Canon digital.

Keith

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:24 AM

Egads! The Terminator!

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 06:53 AM

Keith; thats not bad. Caught two of the L100 in one shot.
L7 the altai scarp, L8 the theophilus-Catherina-cyrillus crater chain.Keep up the goos work. :grin:

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:35 AM

Hi Andy,

Lately I've ben getting into some serious Lunar study. This picture taking is kind of the (overused cliche) icing on the cake. One of my favorite books on Lunar features is Gerald North's 'Observing the Moon'...its not a complete Lunar 100, though, more like a 'Lunar 48' but its a friendly book. Any other reading suggestions?

Keith

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 11:06 AM

Keith,
I couldn't resist! I adjusted levels & applied unsharp masking in Adobe photoshop Elements. Whaddya think??

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:58 PM

Very impressive Lenny. Feel free to change any of my postings whenever you feel like it.

Digital photography and image processing has certainly enabled the layman with modest equipment to create masterful works.

Keith


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