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Lunar X Up Close 4-16-24 0445 UT

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#1 RobDob

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 02:35 PM

Last night's Lunar X was spectacular!

 

12" Zhumell Z12 Dob / EQ tracking platform / 2x Barlow / ZWO ADC / UV/IR cut filter / ZWO ASI678MC Camera / iPhone 13 Pro Max for quarter moon shot.

 

Processed with AS!4, waveSharp 1.0 Beta, MS Photo Editor.

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Edited by RobDob, 16 April 2024 - 02:41 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 02:40 PM

Well done!


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Posted 16 April 2024 - 02:56 PM

Great images! May I ask about the EQ platform? I've been eyeing them for a little bit, but not sure on how they work and all that

Edited by AGrayson, 16 April 2024 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 03:23 PM

EXcellent images!   Thanks for sharing!


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#5 RobDob

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 03:27 PM

ThangAll!


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Posted 16 April 2024 - 04:02 PM

Great images! May I ask about the EQ platform? I've been eyeing them for a little bit, but not sure on how they work and all that

Thanks! I have the Northstar Systems Dob Tracker 3 and it's working great for me, but only after some mods. Generally, these are not recommended for heavier scopes > 12".

 

You can read all about myself and others' experiences with them here.



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Posted 16 April 2024 - 04:17 PM

The V in the first picture is also very distinct. Above the middle of the terminator, approx.

 

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 04:59 PM

The V in the first picture is also very distinct. Above the middle of the terminator, approx.

 

regards

 

I did get one capture of the V area, but not a lot of good frames, had to process with much denoise.

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 05:31 PM

Here's one of the hand-held afocal shots of the Lunar X that I took last night using my iPhone, a 20mm eyepiece (324x), and the Naylor Observatory's 17" classical Cassegrain.

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