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smerral

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Here are some images from 31 May when the moon was first quarter, taken with the C8  and Altair GPcamV2 mono.  The seeing wasn't quite as excellent as my last session but still pretty good.  There is some loss of contrast too as the sky was still quite light (it never does get completely dark at my location at this time of year.)  

Clavius.

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Tycho and Maginus

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Copernicus

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Erastothenes

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Aristoteles and Eudoxus

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Plato and the Alpine valley

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Goldschmidt and W Bond

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Walter and Stofler

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Moretus

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Excellent set of images.

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Very nice set of images, nice work 👍 

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Hi Smerral

You may have thought the seeing was not all that good, but...  those images are FANTASTIC!!!  For 8 inches of aperture I have seen nothing better, and I have seen a lot,  I don't know where you live, but I get conditions like this about every 5-10 years.

Can't find your earlier better results, would be interested if you can post a link,  Great work!

Cheers

Nick

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Thanks everyone!

 

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Hi Smerral

You may have thought the seeing was not all that good, but...  those images are FANTASTIC!!!  For 8 inches of aperture I have seen nothing better, and I have seen a lot,  I don't know where you live, but I get conditions like this about every 5-10 years.

Can't find your earlier better results, would be interested if you can post a link,  Great work!

Cheers

Nick

Nick,  the seeing was indeed excellent, it's just that last time it was even better, probably the best I've ever experienced.  It did occur to me that this may be partly due to the lockdown and the reduced pollution from aircraft, though I have no proof of that of course.  I live in Caithness in the far north of Scotland and whilst we don't get as many clear nights as some parts when it's  clear it IS clear, Bortle 2-3 at least.  Funnily enough I can't find my previous post either, so here are the ones I did on 2nd May.

 

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Wow, both sets of pics are awesome.

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Absolutely stunning, best set I have seen for a while.

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Both sets are brilliant. In the second set you have picked up more detail in Plato and  the Alpine Valley - stunning.

Really pleased you posted your images.

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Thanks everyone.  I think my personal favourite is the Ptolemaeus image in the second set.  You can actually pick out every individual crater in  the crater chain to the left (catena davy), something that you can't really do in the similar image from the first set.

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