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  1. Sinus Iridum is always a crowd pleaser. The shadow at the northeastern end of the Jura Mountains is caused by a mountain feature called Cape Laplace and is 2600m high.230121 20% 5000 Prime.tif
  2. Like the opening to a Star Wars film!
  3. I tried to buy a set of pans the other day and had the same problem. Everywhere out of stock. Roll on the vaccine. This is our only way out of this.
  4. Just wondering how you would look through the polar scope to align My eyes were on stalks when I saw this. Looks like they would need to be to look through this unless I am missing something (which is more than likely).
  5. Thanks....I will have another fiddle with the software and see if I can get anymore out of the image.
  6. Amazing image. I am totally blown away. That fullerscope is a total beast. I have been so impressed with your images of Venus and now this! I have been trying to get some decent images of the apollo 15 landing site for years and I have never come close to getting anything like this. I was out last night also using a 250mm f6,3 newt and this is the best I could come up with. Like you the seeing was poor and the wind was blowing the scope all over the place. This was taken with a 2.5x powermate, 10% from 4000 frames using an ZWO385MC and a filter. I wonder if i should acquire more f
  7. Thought it may be fun to compare my WO 72mm Megrez refactor with my OOUK 250 mm f6.3 Newtonian to see what the difference in resolution may be. I tried to keep everything as equal as possible e,g, focal length, image acquisition parameters, processing etc. You can certainly see a difference but I thought it would have been more marked. The seeing was 'average' at best so I guess the newt was not operating at its full potential. The target is the Theophilus/Cyrillus/Catharina trio which was well paced last night. Both scopes are easily able to resolve 8km craters but the the 72
  8. Nice...why do I never get bored of looking at the moon.
  9. The Earth must be really bright and amazing to look at from the moon at night. I think I read somewhere that it is like having a 40 watt blue light bulb suspended a couple of meters above your head.
  10. Fantastic....amazing detail with a 150mm objective. Shows what can be done.
  11. Here is my offering for the 11% moon yesterday evening. I normally cant get my main scope on a young moon as it always behind the house. I was lucky last night as it was visible in a small gap between my house and the neighbours. I had a 45 min window to get the image and just made it. Looking at the image there is an interesting bright feature on the terminator toward the bottom of the image. This caught my eye when I was looking at the moon before imaging. You can seen this on Bizibilders image also (above). I think this is the rising sun catching the walls of the crater Biela.
  12. I totally agree. I have never been able to come close to photographically capturing the beauty and atmosphere generated by a crescent moon with a bright planet close by. I have told my kids to make sure they put me in a care home (when the time comes) with a good western or eastern horizon. I may not be able to use a telescope then but hopefully I will still be able to enjoy that whilst sitting on my commode!
  13. It is interesting when reading the forums how folk (and I include myself in this) spend a lot of time agonising over which camera or scope to use in seeking to produce the high quality images of the moon and planets we all drool over. We hear of ‘aperture fever’ and all feel slightly inadequate when the next new camera comes to market which pushes our own towards the scrap heap of obsolescence. Having gained a little experience I am starting to think that we should not spend too much time worrying about some of the factors that impact on the quality of imaging as their impact is marginal
  14. Nice images. It is such a shame that you can be right in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales and still be affected by the dreaded light pollution. Is that that you have to get about 50-60 miles from a town to really escape it?
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