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Small scope Luna challenge

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I propose a Luna imaging challenge but using scopes to a MAX aperture of 102mm, any method can be used like prime focus, A-focal or webcam/planet cam.

 

This is just a bit of fun, but i have seen some very good images done with rather small scopes, so get clicking and lets see what images get posted, Below is a simple single frame with TS80mm f7.5 and 1000D prime focus

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:happy7: as soon as I can see the moon I'll give this a shot :clouds2:

James

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Here's a couple of my favourites from this year so far. The almost full Moon was with a Nikon D3200 and x2 teleconverter on an Evostar 80ED on February 23rd.

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This close up a day later was from an ASI120MM planetary camera at the native 600mm focal length of the Evostar, on a static mount on the bedroom window sill, allowing the target to drift across the sensor. 25% of 2000 frames stacked in Autostakkert!2, with wavelets in Registax v5.1.

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These are a couple of mine with a 90mm Mak and WO ZS71

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This is a single shot with the Mak

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This is again a single shot with the ZS71 both taken with a DSLR at prime focus.

Alan

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Well done fellow Luna imagers, we already have some very good images coming through but keep them coming, as soon as i can get back out with the scope i will be taking some more with the TS80.

I bet we get some really amazing images posted here over time

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I'll play...

Is it ok if I didn't use a telescope for my entry? This photo was shot with my Canon T6i and a Canon L Series 100-400mm zoom lens.

This shot was taken Feb. 14, 2016 as follows:

ISO-200, f9, 1/100 sec, 400mm, 30/40 images staked using Autostakkert 2 & postprocessed using PSCC

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all taken with ed80 2xed barlow ,450d. staxed with regi. taken outa my obsy room window.  thanks for looking ,clear skys charl.56e31178e7aee_20-12-15.hires.thumb.png.056e31221733df_afternoonmoon.18-2-16.16.056e311c467ff1_moon23-2-16..thumb.png.50956e4032e56bc5_27-11-15.hirescolour.2inve

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Some very good images already and please keep them coming, I hope this thread will encourage newcomers to hook up a camera and take some Luna images, after they see what can be done with fairly modest gear

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A scope/mount/camera combo that you can easily carry in one hand does it for me and you don't have to compromise too much on the end result great pictures people.

Alan

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200 mm Canon lens with 1.4x tele extender

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11 hours ago, Ruud said:

200 mm Canon lens with 1.4x tele extender

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Rudd, this is a gorgeous image, thank you for posting

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Here is an image taken with my TAL100RS and 1000D at prime focus, this came out rather well, i shot this a little while back and TBH cant remember the settings

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Here's one I took yesterday evening with my 60mm Tak. it was a bit hazy. Have I over processed this? As I'm wondering I probably have :)

 

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I would say you have got it about right, i find a thin crescent rather tricky.....I prefer a little more meat on my moon to work with, you have done well

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Some great images so far in this thread.

I no longer have my ST102 and thanks to aperture hunger nothing smaller than 120mm so I shall give it a bash with my EF 70-200 when skies allow.

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Fantastic photos guys, loving the thread so I thought I'd get my gear outside tonight to have a bash. It's my first attempt at photography but got my 600d modded canon out and everything looked great in the live view. Turned the brightness level down so when I reviewed the pics on the camera all looked to be going ok. I went inside, loaded the card into registax, looked OK in the preview but just ended up with a browny looking pane. Any ideas? I'm obviously doing something majorly wrong so any help would be really appreciated. 

Dan

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Heres a couple from awhile back

1st is with the 80mm Towa 339 F15

Second is with the c1910 Broadhurst Clarkson 3" Starboy

 

 

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Taken last night, my first attempt with my Nikon D200 attached to my Sky-Watcher 80mm.

Hope it attaches ok!

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Hi,

New here (only took the plunge and got a scope and mount the day before yesterday) and also my first post. I've been dabbling with DSLR and telephoto zoom (Nikon DX with Sigma 150-600 f6.3 = 95mm) which got me interested in astrophotography. I do plan to use this lens as a scope for some images.

Took this hand held in December. I was after the Space Station at the time. The moon was taken at the same time (used it to set focus and exposure for the ISS) and I had to crop them to get them close together but they are kept to scale. Reminds me of the Death Star and a TIE fighter...

The Blood Moon was also taken with the same equipment last year.

I love the moon with the blue sky background above.

Cheers

Death Star and Tie Fighter.jpg

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23 minutes ago, JayPea said:

Hi,

New here (only took the plunge and got a scope and mount the day before yesterday) and also my first post. I've been dabbling with DSLR and telephoto zoom (Nikon DX with Sigma 150-600 f6.3 = 95mm) which got me interested in astrophotography. I do plan to use this lens as a scope for some images.

Took this hand held in December. I was after the Space Station at the time. The moon was taken at the same time (used it to set focus and exposure for the ISS) and I had to crop them to get them close together but they are kept to scale. Reminds me of the Death Star and a TIE fighter...

The Blood Moon was also taken with the same equipment last year.

I love the moon with the blue sky background above.

Cheers

Death Star and Tie Fighter.jpg

Blood_Moon_Hertfordshire.jpg

Those are amazing shots I have to admit I have taken a few lunar with my canon 70-200 L and x2 tele extender hand held with good results.

Alan

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