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johnfosteruk

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  1. Pushed to within an inch of it's life in processing, but not too bad. Crisium, Langrenus, Petavius etc showing off well.
  2. Thanks both. Mike I think I agree..
  3. Is it time to get the solar gear out again? Fab shots Steve.
  4. Captured with the Skymax 102 & Nikon D7000. 25% of 250 still frames aligned in Pipp, stacked with AS!3. Deconvolution with IMPPG. Original image, then one with linear contrast added in PS, and another with more contrast again. This feels like a decent image to me, now I feel like I'm getting back into the Lunar imaging properly after a fairly long break. Click through to full size. Original Linear Contrast More contrast Then a little bit of fun. Annotated view Pseudo aerial view of the terminator.
  5. I had a really good visual session tonight, enjoying good views of some of the craters right on the SE limb thanks to favourable Libration. Seeing was a little poor at times but with patience there was lots of detail to be seen at 200x. So after I put the eyepieces away I captured some full disc images and then decided to put the Revelation Astro 5x Barlow between the D7000 and the Skymax and see if I could make a half decent image. Half being the operative word thanks to dust on the Barlow lens which shows up tracking across the final stacked image (thanks to capturing the surface d
  6. This is 20 frames shot handheld with the D7000 and Tamron 150-600. Aligned, stacked, Deconvolution applied. Then time to play in Photoshop. Mono RGB RGB Saturated Mono Inverted RGB Inverted Pseudo geological map
  7. A good start Dave, here's to many more
  8. Oh yes, I should have said, SER files all the way through.
  9. Hi UkSpacenut. I've done this often, although I don't let it drift as much. I've use a Mak on an EQ3 mount so can carefully track it a little bit, roughly by hand. My suggested workflow would be as follows: Use Pipp (Planetary Image Pre-processor - https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/) to split your AVI files into segments, you can do a preliminary stretch (this will help in the next step) to set which range of frames to export, so with a bit of trial and error you can batch it all up into your separate avi files by eye. You are not aligning at this point, just splitting the fi
  10. I haven't captured any lunar data in ages and with the daytime being so nice here yesterday I hoped for a nice clear evening so I could get back into it. Also, I wanted to test the D7000 as a Lunar imaging camera which I hadn't done yet. At about 9pm the skies were clear so I setup and waited for the scope to cool. An hour later I was raring to go and what do you know, there was a thin layer of hazy cloud. I went ahead and captured some data anyway and here are the results. Usual process (although I had issues with that as the latest MacOS update killed my windows virtual machine so
  11. Lovely colour images, of your obsy I hope you get the Flickr issue sorted, I love a colour Lunar image
  12. 2 images now. These Sky-Crane landings blow my mind!
  13. Nice image Neil, considering conditions/cooling etc.
  14. Different view from LabPadre's stream
  15. And 6 hours queuing for customs
  16. Not today either. Hopefully tomorrow
  17. Worth the effort then. Although I must admit to being disappointed. How amazing would it be if the fairings had descent boosters, gridfins and landing legs like the first stage? That would no doubt blow the £6m saving tho..
  18. 400% and contrast boosted to enhance the edges Base of the fairing to the right of shot, tapers up to the left of shot, near edge of frame. Well spotted sir.
  19. Timing. Downloaded from YT. Ran through VLC Frame buffer to output the frames, upscaled to 200% and made a GIF. I reckon you're right.
  20. Got it. 2 mins and I'll share a close up GIF
  21. Wasn't even looking at the first stage However, now I am, I think I see it but not clearly. There's something that looks like a flash behind one of the left gridfins. Got it on quarter speed trying to get a grab of it now
  22. This? Reckon you could be right.
  23. SN9 scrubbed tonight due to wind, rescheduled for tomorrow. Fingers crossed https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/01/starship-sn9-speedy-recovery-static-fire-launch/
  24. Brilliant report, I love it when I'm able to tempt my family with the views
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