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  1. Hello, Since moving to a new place I can’t really use my CC300 yet, or at least I don’t like to set up and break down that instrument for a quick imaging session. This morning however I could not resist the urge to image the moon. So i set up my small TAK FS60CB in the bedroom and took a short ser through the open bedroom window. I used a ASI 224 MC with just an Luminance filter. No Barlow was used ( so quite undersampled) and the setup was on a small phototripod, so no tracking I was pleasantly surprised with the result clear skies, Woute
  2. I'll be receiving a QHY5III462 shortly for my 40th birthday. I'll post images as soon as I can put it to work. Wouter.
  3. Actually, you can try the IR-pass filter with a colour camera. Most colour cameras become sort of mono cameras at IR-wavelengths. See the sensitivity curves of asi 224 or the new asi 462 cameras or their QHY equivalents. Not sure about bigger colour cameras. A colour camera can become a dual purpose camera that way. My avatar is showing my work behind me. was during an exhibit for the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. The image shows the full lunar disc and close ups of every Apollo landing sites. Wouter.
  4. I think it’s a lovely image. You probably are not using the most of the resolution possible wit the C11/ASI120 combo. F/20 would be better. Nonetheless there is pretty good detail visible. So raw data must be ok. Regarding processing. I like the tonality of the image with plenty of contrast. Giving enough detail in the ray system of Copernicus. Only very few burnt highlights are visible. I like it
  5. Hi, When using a colour camera one should actually always use a Luminance (UV/IR-cut) filter as UV and IR will mess up white balance too much. If you really want to boost contrast during dusk or dawn a red or IR-pass filter will actually give a more dramatic effect, as it is mostly the UV and blue light scatter that will deteriorate contrast. Downside is that you will be imaging monochromatic then and will not get the mineral colors of the lunar soil. clear skies. Wouter
  6. those are some really wonderful images! thanks for sharing!
  7. an extraordinary image. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Very very nice. Plenty of detail, great tonality and contrast. Love it.
  9. After a too ,long hiatus (sometimes bad weather as well as life itself get in the way of astronomy) I finally can prsent some new work. Luckily on this occasion the seeing was outstanding. or at least well above average for my local conditions. All made with CFF CC300 f/20, ASI 174MM, baader IRpass 685 enjoy the images. Hainzel, Schickard, Schiller https://astrob.in/full/kx1ifw/0/ Copernicus: large 6 panel mosaic https://astrob.in/full/u60vbf/0/ Montes Apenninus, 3 panel mosaic https://astrob
  10. Update on the project: On the Lunar 100 page all thumbnails are added for features I have a picture of that I deem good enough for the website. If I had no picture I placed a thumbnail of the location map. All maps are created already too. Next steps: 1) create a page for every L100 feature. 2) Add the map and basic data to each page 3) Add image gallery to each page 4) Add detailed description and observations to each page Another project that I hope to add too the website is my own lunar atlas based on LROC Quickmpa data. (still waiting on confirmation that
  11. Both. Radiation darkens the material. And also subsequent impacts will disturb older ray systems.
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