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Small scope Luna challenge

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Good result Stephen, I do like the scope.

Alan

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Thought I'd add my own picture to the mix - haven't picked up a telescope in over two years so this was taken purely with the power of my camera zoom - has been cropped and contrasted for clarity, but pretty proud of doing this telescope-free.

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On 10/15/2016 at 23:59, ArmyAirForce said:

99.8% illuminated Moon, 357755Km from Earth, 14.78 days old, altitude 12° 57', apparent diameter 33.40'. Another with the ASI120MM camera on my daughter's Celestron 76mm Firstscope. 25% of 2000 frames stacked in Autostakkert!2 and wavelets in Registax v5.1. Also shown is my, ahem....."Imaging Rig" !!!

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Must try this with the kids mini-dob!

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Here are a few I posted earlier, most with the 80mm F/6 and ASI178MM

Colour enhanced

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Saturation pushed more

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8 pane mosaic

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Canon 100-400mm L zoom at 400mm with EOS 700D

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Yay, just managed to get some Luna stills with ED80/1000D/AZ4 iso 400 shutter 125

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Thats a nice moon, its usually quite difficult to capture the full dynamic range but you look to have nailed it.

Alan

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Here's my recent Lunar collection, seven from the ASI120MM/Celestron Firstscope combination, and two from the DSLR ( one of which is imaging, imaging the Moon! ).

October 17th

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October 19th

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October 24th ( Nikon D3200 & Tamron 70-300mm )

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October 25th - Size comparison with Sun

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November 2nd

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November 4th

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November 5th

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Please excuse my ignorance.....  but before I post in here, I want to make sure my gear qualifies.  The OP specified "MAX aperture of 102mm"...  For me, with a DSLR lens, this would refer to the front element filter diameter?  My lens has a front filter size of 95mm.  Lens itself is a 400mm with a 2X converter.

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It sounds like it qualifies to me. I frequently use a Tamron 70-300mm with a x2 teleconverter. That I think has a 70mm front filter. Let's see some of your pics!

 

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13 hours ago, WestCoastCannuck said:

Please excuse my ignorance.....  but before I post in here, I want to make sure my gear qualifies.  The OP specified "MAX aperture of 102mm"...  For me, with a DSLR lens, this would refer to the front element filter diameter?  My lens has a front filter size of 95mm.  Lens itself is a 400mm with a 2X converter.

Please post your images, more than welcome

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Here is my quick effort from this evening.

Canon 700D, 100-400mm mkii with 1.4 TC, not the sharpest of images as it was above someones house so there thermals made it quite blurry.

Very quick PP in lightroom.

 

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Here's my latest effort with the 102 taken this afternoon. 1/640s ISO 100 best 66 of 286 stacked.

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Jetstream wasn't being kind up North. Afternoon and evening Moon, 14:39hrs and 16:50hrs, from the Celestron 76mm. The blurred image was a jpeg capture preview from a larger Skywatcher 130, but is included to show what the seeing was like. It was so bad, I was struggling to focus as the image was virtually never clear and sharp long enough to check.

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My humble offering for tonight.......ED80, 1000D at 1/250 and iso 200 single frame with a tiny bit of wavelets

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I'm still out there when I get the chance. This was taken 1 week ago through the Tasco 17tr 80mm refractor telescope, Hybrid mirror diagonal and a 32mm Celestron Plossl eyepiece. Afocal shot, hand held but this time with a Sony Cybershot W610 compact digital camera 14mp. Some optical zoom used with the camera. A total of 136 photos taken, this was about the best with a handful of other keepers.

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Three days in a row, November 9th to 11th, though tonight was through quite thick cloud and only 126 frames stacked. All from the Celestron 76mm Firstscope and ASI120MM camera.

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Sinus Iridium, same as before.

 I know none of these close ups are going to rival what folks are doing with SCTs etc but it's really remarkable the detail 4" can resolve with a 2.5x barlow and poor seeing to boot.

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Managed to get a round in after midnight yesterday when the clouds cleared.

Canon T6i
L Series 100-400mm w/2X = 800mm
1/160 sec
ISO 100
f/14
141 frames stacked in Autostakkert, levels done in Registax, final processing with PSCC
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I just found this post and thought I put a crop of last weeks effort in here. SW80ED with a 2x barlow. 50 images with the Pentax K30 (1/160", ISO1600) stacked and processed with Registax.Moon 10-Nov-2016 south pole.jpg

Cheers and clear skies!

HJ 

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