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Look at tonight’s shot 

Look what I’ve just found. 😄😄

I thought you might like to see a little photoshop processing on your last image.  It's what most Astrophotographers will do, they rarely use an image straight out of the camera. I have toned dow

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as the sky darkens when the sun has dropped, so maybe 9PM, this is the projection for where I am, circled in red are venus and mercury. Just hope there's no contrails obscuring them tomorrow as tonight was a drag as they just hung there and didn't drift away.

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no chance here tho, what with white cloud right in the way and just looked out to see a solid band of dark below and creeping up above the house roofs in that direction too. Oh well...

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48 minutes ago, Jennifere20 said:

Thankyou! I’m gutted. Thought it would have been out tonight! 

A quick tip for moon observing; concentrate on the terminator - the line up and down where the shadow joins the lit part. 

The shadows create depth and perspective so you can see features such as mountains and craters very well. It changes every night so there's always something new to see.

A moon map is handy. It's nice to know what you're looking at!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grzyboo.MoonAtlas3D

 

£1.50 from The Works

https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/astronomy-books/philips-moon-map-2018/9781849074889

 

Don't forget your view through a Newtonian telescope is upside down & reversed left/right. 😉

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Yes I’m getting more used to it now. It’s just when I get the moon in my scope I have to keep moving my scope slightly until it get it where I want it as I haven’t got the hand of the motion controls yet. 

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2 minutes ago, Jennifere20 said:

Yes I’m getting more used to it now. It’s just when I get the moon in my scope I have to keep moving my scope slightly until it get it where I want it as I haven’t got the hand of the motion controls yet. 

To follow an object across the sky, you only have to move the right ascension axis and nothing else, provided that you are properly polar aligned. There should be a knob somewhere to move the right ascension or declination axis. Use the right ascension knob only.

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