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About wouterdhoye

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  1. 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 I can publish it though) but below a sample of what the maps will look like (I'm open for suggestions) Thanks for having a look, suggestions or any support and constructive remarks. Wouter www.wouterdhoye.be
  2. Both. Radiation darkens the material. And also subsequent impacts will disturb older ray systems.
  3. That’s an impressive Tycho. wouter www.wouterdhoye.be
  4. Hi, i can't comment on solar imaging yet. However, for lunar imaging I'm over the moon with my ASI174MM. I work on Mac as you do and the ASI174MM and firecapture work really well. The ASI174MM is properly sampled at about f/20. A bit higher will probably work just fine too. I comfortably use frame rates of 100fps at full res. 8bit regarding filters I use mostly IR685 from baader and a baader orange filter when seeing is good. I have the proplanet 807 too; but rarely use it. You have to crank up gain really high and S/N ratio suffers a bit then. With the TEC140 i doubt you will often need an IR-pass. I'd go for the better transmission and sensitivity in red. Wouter
  5. Hi, First of all a warm thank you for all the nice and supportive comments. I'd like to make a little update. I'm currently working on adding thumbnail pictures to all the L100 features. I hope to have this finished for all objects which I have imaged already. Afterwards I will start building the individual pages. That will start by adding the maps for every object. detailed comments, my own observations and image galleries will follow after that. long story short.. plenty of work ahead. Stay tuned. Wouter. www.wouterdhoye.be
  6. Mark, Thanks for the suggestion. I will look into giving some info on when to observe features. Although it will only be a guideline. something like during waxing gibbous or near first quarter moon...
  7. Hi everybody. It 's the first time I post in this forum. Usually I reside in the imaging forum. But I believe this post is more fitting over here. I am in the process of reworking my website. www.wouterdhoye.be as I am a lunar imager it's dedicated to the moon, and off course will feature many of my own images. But not just the images. (that I have Astrobin for) this site is supposed to become a guide to lunar observing and imaging. A big ephasis will be on the Lunar 100. Some pages are online already and should give an impression what direction I'm heading in. However, as I do not make this site just for myself I'd like to ask some of you to have a look, and tell me what you like, or dislike, what feature you'd like me to add, etc. Thanks for your help people. Wouter.
  8. Nice images. Light haze and morning hours are often an indicator of good seeing. haze might cost you a little contrast. but bad seeing often looses a loot more contrast. Wouter.
  9. Steve, A bathinov mask will get you close. but it's not accurate enough for final focus. I focus by looking at fine detail like crater terrases, rilles, craterlets, etc. When these pop in and out of focus all the time you are accurately focused. A motorized focuser is advisable; if you have to focus by hand you will have to wait until all vibration is gone before making another adjustment. Wouter.
  10. Ok.. Yesterday night was a night to remember. At least in my books it was a night of very good seeing. All images taken with CFF CC300f/20 + ASI 174MM +baader IR685 all images were 10% stacked out of 5000 frames. Processing in AS!3, Lynkeos and adobe Photoshop CC Below a nice collection of images I shot. let's start with Clavius (ok.. I posted this one earlier ) Moretus Plato, Alpine valley A 3-panel mosaic of Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, Arzachel and Rupes recta Schiller Tycho Bullialdus Copernicus: Hainzel: Mare Humorum, with the magnificent Gassendi: Sinus Iridum: And if you read all the way down here: A mosaic of the Southern highlands: Enjoy the images. Clear skies, and good health. Wouter.
  11. Considering equipment a very nice image. Digiscoping is not easy.
  12. A magnificent series of images. Well done, Thanks for sharing. I'm still processing mine. Seeing was really good. i think I made some of my best shots ever! Wouter.
  13. Very nice images. however to my personal taste maybe a tad to bright.
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