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About MoonNut

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  1. Hello Roger, That is the camera I use, on a Lunt LS60Tha with a B600 Blocking filter, I bought the scope in 2012 and used a Phillips SPNC9000 web cam then bought the ZWO in 2014. I have had hours of fun with the whole set-up and although I am not an imager by any stretch I have made some nice images over the years (I am sure you will do faaaar better!) I use Sharpcap for the capture, Registax for processing and a final tweak using Fast Stone Image Viewer for colour etc. and to save as a JPG or BMP if required Here are a few examples from 2015, 2016 and last Saturday
  2. Also, I highly recommend Photographic Moon Book by Alan Chu, available as a PDF, well worth downloading. http://www.alanchuhk.com/
  3. Also take a look at this site: http://pruss.mobi/moon.html And, have you tried the Virtual Lunar Atlas? http://ap-i.net/avl/en/download
  4. Well done, you got to see it, many people will not be so lucky today sadly. I watched the first 50 mins or so before the sun set, nice sunny day here though. Managed some images with my modest equipment.
  5. I have taken the day off too, unfortunately I am UT +3 hours here so will only get the first couple of hours. But, it will almost certainly be clear so looking forward to getting some good images (well, as good as I can produce with my limited abilities and equipment)
  6. Quote: I recently found out a Hubble optics 40" mirror costs around $US30k so that's got me thinking "hmmm if I spread it over five years and build everything myself and keep my old car and don't go on holidays and eat frugally yep totally doable" Hey Mate, don't forget, you can always sell a kidney
  7. Great set-up there Garryblueboy, thanks for posting. Just one question, could you or have you mounted a white light scope along side the Lunt?
  8. It is a very good image, well done! May I suggest you download Virtual Moon Atlas, by Patrick Chevalley and Christian Legrand, an outstanding piece of software. http://ap-i.net/avl/en/download David B.
  9. Hi Chaz, I am a bit late posting on this thread, but this will help you in your future Lunar observations (if you have not found them already) May I suggest you look at the following sites: https://quickmap.lroc.asu.edu/?extent=-90,22.0265278,90,59.9479498&proj=10&layers=NrBsFYBoAZIRnpEoAsjZwLrc0A http://cseligman.com/text/moons/moonmap.htm And if you don't already have it.... Virtual Moon Atlas, a fantastic piece of work! http://ap-i.net/avl/en/download David B.
  10. That looks great, I think I will give it a try, thanks Mike. ?
  11. I am in the middle of the Sun observing season here, but it has not been that great, too much thin high cloud and not much "activity" on Sol. I think that is why I posted, the excitement of something to view and image. ?
  12. Finally a good AR to view, 2733.
  13. Wow, I never thought of that. Living in Bahrain, any outside wood looks a million years old within about six months, I have tried paint, wood stain, teak oil (attracted thousands of small bugs)...the lot , this could be the answer! Do you have any photos to show the effect? Sorry to go off topic ? I have big problems here with LP and have used fold-up plywood screens attached to 1 meter fence panels around my roll-off shed in the past, it worked very well.
  14. Ah, mine is not at all funny.... I have a Lunt solar scope on a dual rig with a dismounted ETX105 fitted with a home made Baader Solar Film white light filter. About 3 years ago, I "borrowed" the ETX for night use, then a few days later I had a spare hour so thought I would grab a quick look at the Sun... So I re-mounted the ETX in a bit of a rush.......and there I was looking through the EP and moving towards the sun without the Solar Filter fitted!!!!!!! I don't know what stopped me but thankfully I did stop and realised my mistake ? Just goes to show how easy it is. Obviously I was a bit annoyed with myself, especially as I work in aircraft maintenance where the first three rules are 1. Safety 2. Safety 3. Safety, closely followed by check then re-check. But I am a flippin Muppet sometimes....but not at work, honest ?
  15. Thanks for the heads-up Paulastro..... Great image lukebl, I think I will have a go myself.
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