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Small scope Luna challenge

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Here's one of my recent shots. Nikon D3200, x2 teleconverter on Evostar 80ED. Processed video ( PIPP, Autostakkert, Registax, GIMP ) August 13th.

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A few from me with the Tal 100rs and 1000D.

Pre-eclipse test.

Totality.

Eclipse in stages.

Daylight.

Daylight skinny.

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Still getting some superb images, and they are getting better all the time, hoping to do some with the ED80 tonight

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Some stunning images on this thread, and I've been wanting to post here for a long time, finally here we go:

Afternoon moon captured with a Skywatcher 102 achro (late) this afternoon. Inverted and mono versions in a separate thread.

clear skies

Daytime moon 10-09-2016 Colour.png

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That's a lovely image John, well worth waiting for!

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4 minutes ago, Stu said:

That's a lovely image John, well worth waiting for!

That's very kind of you Stu, thank you :)

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John, very good, i should have got some images but blumming clouds were thick to the southern half of the sky

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7 hours ago, johnfosteruk said:

Another one captured with the same equipment a few hours later after nightfall.

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I dunno John, you wait ages for one, then two come along together ;) 

Lovely shot, and makes a great pair with the first.

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The fun keeps on coming with this old/new frac :)

This is a 2.5xbarlowed mosaic captured in between the day lit and night time one when it was dusky. approx 20 frames from each pane as I was conserving power as I forgot a spare.

JPEG to save bandwidth.

Moon hi res mono day lit 10-09 small.jpg

PNG at 40% seems to be optimum viewing at full size. 18mb

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Full size version 116.5mb in case anyone wants to have a go at getting any more quality out of it at that size.

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and an invert at the same size

Moon hi res mono day lit 10-09 invert.png

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Two Moon shots from yesterday evening. Both from the Nikon D3200 DSLR, with x2 teleconverter and Tamron 70-300mm zoom lens.

The first is a single RAW shot. The second is a 1920x1080px MOV video, with 825 frames captured, 75% kept in PIPP when converting to AVI, 328 frames stacked in Autostakkert v2.6 and wavelets in Registax v5.1, then cropped to 1000x665px in GIMP.

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Here's another I took on the 13th Sept.

Canon & 60mm tak at f6.2 1/640 on Star Adventurer. The second is a crop.

When looking with my 24mm panoptic beforehand I could also see the moon and Theta Capricorni in the same fov. I don't often see the moon and stars together through a scope. :) 

Moon Tak 1 640 f6.2 13092013.jpg

Moon Crop Tak 1 640 f6.2 13092013.jpg

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Harvest Moon. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Taken early this morning 2:50am on the 17th September with a Tasco 17TR 80mm refractor, afocal shot with Hybrid mirror diagonal and my Fujifilm A170 compact digital camera over a Celestron 32mm eyepiece.

A few different edits.

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Large) Tasco 17TR.png

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Aussie Dave, those are very good images, just shows what can be done with a vintage small scope and A-focal set up thanks for sharing

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2 hours ago, Aussie Dave said:

Harvest Moon. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Taken early this morning 2:50am on the 17th September with a Tasco 17TR 80mm refractor, afocal shot with Hybrid mirror diagonal and my Fujifilm A170 compact digital camera over a Celestron 32mm eyepiece.

A few different edits.

DSCF2269 (Large)_FotoSketchersharpened 2x.png

Tasco 17TR_32mmEP_Afocal.png

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Large) Tasco 17TR.png

They're smashing shots. The first I've seen clearly showing the shadow. I glimpsed it in between clouds last night but it looked fairly normal to me. I thought perhaps I detected a darkening near the top but then I wondered whether that's because I knew it should be :) 

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6 hours ago, Scooot said:

They're smashing shots. The first I've seen clearly showing the shadow. I glimpsed it in between clouds last night but it looked fairly normal to me. I thought perhaps I detected a darkening near the top but then I wondered whether that's because I knew it should be :) 

It was very subtle Scoot, much less effect than a partial eclipse that has a more visual shadowed edge and area. Visually by eye I thought I could see it and it was hard to tell looking through the scope too but it was there. It showed more in my 50+ decent photos I kept. I should really do a stack but on single shot lunars I don't seem to have much luck aligning.

I'm sure my single exposure shown here is correctly orientated, we do live upside down here :)

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12 hours ago, Aussie Dave said:

Harvest Moon. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Taken early this morning 2:50am on the 17th September with a Tasco 17TR 80mm refractor, afocal shot with Hybrid mirror diagonal and my Fujifilm A170 compact digital camera over a Celestron 32mm eyepiece.

A few different edits.

DSCF2269 (Large)_FotoSketchersharpened 2x.png

Tasco 17TR_32mmEP_Afocal.png

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Large) Tasco 17TR.png

They're smashing shots. The first I've seen clearly showing the shadow. I glimpsed it in between clouds last night but it looked fairly normal to me. I thought perhaps I detected a darkening near the top but then I wondered whether that's because I knew it should be :) 

 

2 hours ago, Aussie Dave said:

It was very subtle Scoot, much less effect than a partial eclipse that has a more visual shadowed edge and area. Visually by eye I thought I could see it and it was hard to tell looking through the scope too but it was there. It showed more in my 50+ decent photos I kept. I should really do a stack but on single shot lunars I don't seem to have much luck aligning.

I'm sure my single exposure shown here is correctly orientated, we do live upside down here :)

I stack mine in pixinsight using their FFT Registration script. You don't need to align them using this. Just nominate a reference image and then press apply. The stacking seems to work quite well on Luna images but it does take a while calibrating the subs.

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Hey hey i finally get to post in the thread i started,

This is a single frame with ED80 and pentax optio using A-focal method, not overly happy with it and trying to process a movie, from same set up so might post that when i get registax to play, also i am having issues with the ED80 wont come to focus with my 1000D, but managed to get a couple of frames so might add another image later

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That's a great first lunar pic to your thread Jules, it's about time :p

I'd say you don't have enough back focus with your DSLR? Add your diagonal or a Barlow lens with the lens removed, just like an extender.

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Here's my effort using an Opticstar acr102s refractor and a qhy5liii 178m camera. 

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Here's my pic of last year's supermoon. 80ED + Nikon D300, four frames stacked.

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33 minutes ago, Kevstew said:

Here's my effort using an Opticstar acr102s refractor and a qhy5liii 178m camera. 

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That's a cracking image Kevstew, really sharp and well processed.

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3 hours ago, Mr Spock said:

Here's my pic of last year's supermoon. 80ED + Nikon D300, four frames stacked.

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Very nice Michael, you should do more Luna imaging, and now you have a new camera all the more reason

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