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Gibbous moon 15419 first attempt Plato

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First post here:

Not yet dark. Wind blowing straight through the slit of the home made dome.  ❄️

New ZWO120 getting its first outing on the moon hanging off a new Feather Touch focuser.

7" f/12 R35 iStar home made refractor on home made GEM. ASCOM-AWR.

Rushed through Registax before dinner. Overdone. The image. Not dinner. :wink2:

Enjoy? :D


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1 hour ago, Rusted said:


Very much. You’ve caught lots of sub craters too, very nice. 

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Thanks to those who responded for your encouragement.
Everything was against me.
I had just rebuilt the telescope so it wasn't even roughly collimated.
The balance hadn't been corrected so slews were stalling.
The wind was making the image dance on the laptop screen with slow drifting.

Interestingly [?] I could easily see the Plato craterlets on the 4k laptop screen via the ZWO120.
But I really struggled to see them visually despite using binoviewers and powers of 150 -175x.
A case of augmented astro reality.  :wink2:
If anyone had told me I'd get better live images on a computer screen, than with the naked eye, I would not have believed them. :huh2:

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