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  1. Hi all after fixing the issue of not get focus with this test webcam ( rather try in to prove i could use any webcam to a friend) i did not have enough inwards travel with the low profile 10/1 focuser so my fix was to cut the threaded part on the web cam adapter lightly sanded it smoothed clean and hot glued in to place fingers crossed and all the rest . you can see the video i took these from in the video astronomy section here on sgl its not pretty as the photo shows but it works and it records well mainly for moon drift videos for my self ,now i can grab stills from these videos gave it ago and got these lightly edited as they are j pegs and full of noise as you would expect but i like them and i wonder if you do the web cam will be rehoused in a little box i have just for the job will update that next time clear skies Pat
  2. Here's my latest lunar mosaic from the morning of 6th September. 67 panes shot through a red filter between 12.50 and 2.30am. Followed by several hours of processing and manually stitching together using photoshop. I'm still knackered two days later. If the picture takes ages to load or you feel brave enough to view it full size (be warned, its massive) click here: http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/
  3. Amazing facts and detail in this 4K tour of the lunar surface!
  4. Blazar

    Tycho Rays

    From the album: Edge 800 & 1100 HD

    A shot of Tycho and an exaggerated partial view of the ray system that surrounds this young formation (you can see the lines of ejecta material which form the rays moving away radially from the crater). This image was captured on the 28th December at 19:12:57 and comprised of a single capture of 2063 frames, of which only 236 were used in the stack. It was captured using a ZWO174mm camera (with a 642IRBP filter), and a televue x2 barlow). This was mounted on a Celestron Edge1100HD, in turn held on a Celestron CGEMDX mount. It was captured using OAcapture, stacked in Autostakkert2, Sharpened in Registax6 and finished in Photoshop.
  5. An image of the mighty Clavius. One of the larger craters at 225KM in diameter. A very impressive walled plain that contains an arc of addition craters diminishing is size from 55KM (Rutherford) down to 12KM (Clavius J). Moretus is further towards the pole, and is around 114KM. It has a great central peak rising to 2700m) and numerous terraces. The tops of other craters can be seen towards the horizon, and the south lunar pole. Captured with a ZWO174mm (using a 642IRBP filter), on a Celeron Edge1100HD and CGEMDX mount. Image capture was via OACapture, stacked in Autostakkert2, Sharpened in Registax, finished in photoshop. This is an inverted image, as I find I can make out more detail this way. Full Size viewable on Flickr
  6. A shot of Tycho (to go with the other close up) and an exaggerated partial view of the ray system that surrounds this young formation (you can see the lines of ejecta material which form the rays moving away radially from the crater). This image was captured on the 28th December at 19:12:57 and comprised of a single capture of 2063 frames, of which only 236 were used in the stack. It was captured using a ZWO174mm camera (with a 642IRBP filter), and a televue x2 barlow). This was mounted on a Celestron Edge1100HD, in turn held on a Celestron CGEMDX mount. It was captured using OAcapture, stacked in Autostakkert2, Sharpened in Registax6 and finished in Photoshop. The full size version is on Flcikr
  7. did these of the last couple a months ,the scanner as packed up so did with a point and shoot cam not the greatest of ways but hey ho Pat
  8. From the album: Edge 800 & 1100 HD

    An image of the mighty Clavius. One of the larger craters at 225KM in diameter. A very impressive walled plain that contains an arc of addition craters diminishing is size from 55KM (Rutherford) down to 12KM (Clavius J). Moretus is further towards the pole, and is around 114KM. It has a great central peak rising to 2700m) and numerous terraces. The tops of other craters can be seen towards the horizon, and the south lunar pole. Captured with a ZWO174mm (using a 642IRBP filter), on a Celeron Edge1100HD and CGEMDX mount. Image capture was via OACapture, stacked in Autostakkert2, Sharpened in Registax, finished in photoshop.
  9. SionR25

    Ptolemaeus crater region

    From the album: Lunar

    Taken with Celestron Neximage and Heritage 130p
  10. Here's some F30 mosaics from this mornings session at.. some ridiculous hour that not many people know exists. F30 is as far as I can push my scope using my Televue 3x barlow. Its not often the seeing is good enough to make it happen using only an 8 inch aperture scope either. All shot through a red filter. Can't do much more to reduce the noise in these when working at this focal length, its a by product of the lack of aperture. First up is a 6 pane mosaic of Moretus Followed by a 13 pane mosaic of Plato and surrounding region And then a 5 pane mosaic of Copernicus and finally a quick shot of Tycho
  11. As the clouds have come in thick and fast and lunar imaging has gone the way of the dodo for now I decided to look at some previous shots I've taken of one of my favourite targets, crater Moretus. I realised I have enough to shots to really show how libration affects this crater and the lunar limb. This is the result:
  12. SionR25

    Tycho and surrounding area

    From the album: Lunar

    Taken with Celestron Neximage and Heritage 130p.
  13. What are the chances of seeing an impact on the moon? I see there was an impact in March 2013 visible to the naked eye. Then an even bigger one later that year. They might have created craters 20 and 40 meters across. Did they know beforehand? And could they tell us in future? And what are the chances of one ten times bigger? I know you'd need luck. The impact on the facing side of the moon. A clear night. It indeed being night at the time. The moon being visible at all. But would be great to see it. Is there any chance in the next 15 years or am I asking the impossible?
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