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Lunar Images from 5/24/23 - Too late to edit the initial image post

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#1 dcaponeii

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:18 PM

FINALLY got the Lunar Images I took from the evening of 5/24/23 processed.  I've been struggling with how to present these and still provide some details views.  I have decided to do this in a series of smaller stitches assembled in Microsoft ICE in order to keep the details high in the gallery links.  Can't do anything about the posting limits here you'll just have to go to the respective forum links if you want more details.

 

First up is a stitch of ALL of the frames I took on the 24th.  Each frame is the best 300 frames out of 1500 frame captures.  Captures were all at about the same GAIN and exposure with minor adjustments to deal with offending bright areas.  GAIN =  225 and 7ms exposure throughout most of the captures.  I have endeavored to restrain the degree of sharpening and contrast enhancement in order to provide a better look at these regions.  Plus I ALWAYS tend to oversharpen.

 

2023-05-25-0133_7-U-L-Moon_AS_F300_lapl5_ap107_w3675_h1859A_stitch_P_r.png

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:19 PM

Next up is a 4-image stitch around Janssen.

 

2023-05-25-0132_5-U-L-Moon_AS_F300_lapl5_ap98_w3683_h1891A_stitch_Janssen_P_r.png

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:21 PM

Another 4-image stitch in a region around Mare Nectaris

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:24 PM

The terminator from Posidonius up towards Atlas

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:26 PM

From Atlas clear up to the tip. (There a treat in store at the other tip!)

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:27 PM

Here is the terminator to the south of Posidonius

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:28 PM

The southern highlands out to the tip.

 

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You've waited for it. Next panel is the surprise!!


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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:30 PM

EARTHSHINE even this far towards 1st Qtr. SURPRISE!

 

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Nothing much to see in the details so we'll skip the link.  The last few panels are individual frames or crops of frames.


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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:31 PM

Here is the full-chip image centered on Messier A and B with the rays in good view.

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 08:33 PM

Last image a close crop around Fracastorius.  NOW to finish all the images taken last night (the 25th!!)

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 10:14 PM

Those are all excellent images - the resolution is tops. I particularly like how in your capture and processing you avoided blowing out the highlights. Those sun-facing crater walls are always difficult. Well done! Were you using that 12-inch ACF?

 

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 10:39 PM

Those are all excellent images - the resolution is tops. I particularly like how in your capture and processing you avoided blowing out the highlights. Those sun-facing crater walls are always difficult. Well done! Were you using that 12-inch ACF?

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These were all taken with my ASI678MC viewing through a 2x Barlow and my Orion xx16g that has a 16” primary mirror.

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 10:49 PM

These are some great images!


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Posted 27 May 2023 - 09:58 AM

If you keep posting these images then I'll have no reason to go out at night. I might even trade my scope for a higher resolution computer screen.

 

Excellent images, thanks.

 

I'm actually taking notes from your images for future observing sessions.  I particularly like the ghost crater in Mare Nectaris. I was looking at Janssen the other night but I couldn't make out the curved part of the rille system. Excellent images. 


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Posted 27 May 2023 - 11:24 AM

If you keep posting these images then I'll have no reason to go out at night. I might even trade my scope for a higher resolution computer screen.

 

Excellent images, thanks.

 

I'm actually taking notes from your images for future observing sessions.  I particularly like the ghost crater in Mare Nectaris. I was looking at Janssen the other night but I couldn't make out the curved part of the rille system. Excellent images. 

Thanks much.  A bit too kind, but we'll keep on working at it.  I missed the 1st Qtr Moon last night because I had to take my son and his cat to the vet.  Now clouds have moved in for several days so I'll have to wait until after full Moon as I don't enjoy taking full Moon shots very much.  Do what I did, trade your scope for a higher resolution scope!!  (I lied, I didn't trade mine I just bought another one!!)
 


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Posted 27 May 2023 - 11:48 AM

Thanks much.  A bit too kind, but we'll keep on working at it.  I missed the 1st Qtr Moon last night because I had to take my son and his cat to the vet.  Now clouds have moved in for several days so I'll have to wait until after full Moon as I don't enjoy taking full Moon shots very much.  Do what I did, trade your scope for a higher resolution scope!!  (I lied, I didn't trade mine I just bought another one!!)
 

I'm using a LX90 12" SCT circa 2012. I'm working on optimizing my EP's.


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Posted 27 May 2023 - 12:47 PM

I'm using a LX90 12" SCT circa 2016. I'm working on optimizing my EP's.

My 10" is a 2180 circa 1992.  Only clock drive in the base I still use my drive corrector and slow motion DEC control on that scope.  This new GOTO Dob tracks pretty well on it's own.
 




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