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#1 Borodog

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 09:38 PM

I might be getting the hang of this.

 

1100 EdgeHD + ASI678MC. 40% of 5000 frames stacked. Blind deconvolution.

 

Please click this thumbnail to see the full image on Astrobin.

 

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 09:58 PM

A couple of full scale crops. But please do check out the full image.

 

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 10:24 PM

To paraphrase Prof. Henry Higgins: "by George. I think he's got it!"

 

Amazing shots! I saved the Plato shot on my computer in the lunar section as an example of what a C11 can do under expert hands. bow.gif bow.gif bow.gif

 

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 10:27 PM

A couple of full scale crops. But please do check out the full image.

 

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Fantastic images!

 

Wonder what created this odd-ball trench?

 

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 10:48 PM

Thank you all very much!

 

Bob, I don't know how it formed, but that's the Hadley Rille. Apollo 15 landed just to the upper left of it.


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Posted 04 December 2022 - 11:18 PM

Thank you all very much!

 

Bob, I don't know how it formed, but that's the Hadley Rille. Apollo 15 landed just to the upper left of it.

Cool! Just looked this up, with pics, even has the landing site circled!:

 

https://en.wikipedia...15_landing_site

 

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 11:54 PM

Thank you all very much!

 

Bob, I don't know how it formed, but that's the Hadley Rille. Apollo 15 landed just to the upper left of it.

From the Hadley Rille description in that link, the average width of the trench is about 1.2km.  As just a guess, the smallest feature visible in your image is 1/2 to 1/3 of that, or 400-600m.

 

I think that is a pretty amazing feat. Smallest feature Hubble can discern is estimated to be about 85 m. (apparently the Moon is too bright to actually test this)

 

 

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 08:29 AM

Bob,

Your estimate sounds about right. The image scale is about 270 m/pixel, and it takes a minimum of 2 pixels to “detect” anything.
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Posted 07 December 2022 - 07:33 AM

Outstanding images!  Sharp and clean!   Thank you so much for sharing!


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Posted 07 December 2022 - 09:51 AM

Outstanding images!  Sharp and clean!   Thank you so much for sharing!

Thank you very much, Mike. I'm glad somebody's looking.


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 12:11 AM

I love the different colours and the crispness of the image.
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Posted 08 December 2022 - 12:37 PM

So many craterlets on the floor of Plato! Simply outstanding!


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#13 Borodog

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Posted 08 December 2022 - 12:48 PM

I love the different colours and the crispness of the image.

 

 

So many craterlets on the floor of Plato! Simply outstanding!

 

Thanks you both very kindly!


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 01:53 PM

Thank you very much, Mike. I'm glad somebody's looking.

Quit feeling sorry for yourself! You are hitting it out of the park on many fronts!

 

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Posted 08 December 2022 - 04:36 PM

Fantastic images!

 

Wonder what created this odd-ball trench?

 

Bob

It formed from the collapse of a lava tube.

 

Edit: Ah, I just looked at the wikipedia article. Looks like that's just one hypothesis, I'd heard it presented as fact before.


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 10:28 PM

Wow!!


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Posted 09 December 2022 - 12:08 PM

2 words. Wow. Wow!!


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Posted 09 December 2022 - 03:18 PM

Quit feeling sorry for yourself! You are hitting it out of the park on many fronts!

 

Bob

 

 

Wow!!

 

 

2 words. Wow. Wow!!

 

 

Thank you all very much!



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Posted 15 December 2022 - 08:17 PM

This comes dangerously close to the quality of detail NASA was getting from lunar orbit. We have to make sure that Borodog doesn't fly off into space!

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Posted 15 December 2022 - 10:34 PM

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Posted 31 December 2022 - 04:33 PM

This is an extremely good result. Congratulations!!


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Posted 01 January 2023 - 01:55 PM

Fantastic images!

 

Wonder what created this odd-ball trench?

 

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Bob

Apollo 15 lading side just past the uppermost left-hand bend in Hadley Rille.  Likely a collapsed lava tube of geologic (selenologic) faults as the Mare cooled.  The meandering nature make me always suspect lava tube but I'm no expert in selenology.


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Posted 01 January 2023 - 08:03 PM

Extraordinary!

 

It's amazing what can be done from our "backyards" nowadays, but I believe these images are testament to you having exploited the maximum capability of both the  equipment in your possession and processing skills as they apply to lunar imaging. Nicely done!

 

Happy New Year and cheers,

 

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Posted 04 January 2023 - 11:05 AM

This is an extremely good result. Congratulations!!

 

Extraordinary!

 

It's amazing what can be done from our "backyards" nowadays, but I believe these images are testament to you having exploited the maximum capability of both the  equipment in your possession and processing skills as they apply to lunar imaging. Nicely done!

 

Happy New Year and cheers,

 

Allan

 

Thank you both very much!

 

I shot a couple of panels last night, but seeing was disappointing given the low jet stream speeds that had been forecast. They're still stacking. Will be interesting to see what comes out of them.



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Posted 05 January 2023 - 01:47 PM

Incredible images!  What is interesting is there are 2 small craters that have a blue hue.  Makes me wonder if the meteoroid had a different composition or if the geologic composition of the moon at the impact site was different. 


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