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Hi I went out this early evening to see if Saturn and Jupiter were observable but the clouds dominated this area.
The Moon however was in a very clear area so I used my MeadeETX90 with a bino viewer with two 25mm eyepieces and spent some time viewing it.
The views were really good as the Moon was in the first quarter which is when I feel is one of the best times to view it as it is not to bright.
The shadows that were being cast were amazing but once again the clouds rolled in so until the next time??
The Great Conjunction
who else waiting for the Great Conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter in 21 December 2020
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I've been dabbling for about a year and am having a lot of fun.
Nothing too serious and I don't have mega expectations but I'm starting to wonder if my images could be sharper and there's something I'm missing.
I'm attaching a picture which is the best 10% of a 3 minute video with 500d 'bolted' straight to the 200p f5 scope. No filters...no barlows...just camera straight on.
It's sharpened and saturated after the fact so in every way this is the sharpest I can get it.
I've always had the same issue whether it's with a single shot, stacks of shots, or stacked video.
Views through the eyepieces (circle-T 12.5/25) are mega sharp!
I'm happy that collimation is very good and it was a remarkably clear night tonight.
All in all I'd be pretty happy with this image (maybe over exposed a bit...) if the craters with shadows didn't make me want to rub my eyes.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice!
UPDATED ALL SOLD
I have too many Lunar Atlases, so it is time to say goodbye to some of them.
All of these book are in very good - excellent condition and have hardly been used. All prices are postage paid to the UK. Payment by Paypal please - details on request
1) Atlas of the Moon - Antonin Rukl 1996 published by Kalmback Publishing £25 Sold - Thanks John
2) Observing the Moon - Peter T. Wlasuk 2000 published by Springer £12 Sold - thanks James
3) The Hatfield SCT Lunar Atlas - edited by Jeremy Cook 2005 published by Springer £20 Sold - Thanks Vin
4) New Atlas of the Moon - Thierry Legault & Serge Brunier 2006 published by Firefly Books - note this is a large hard cover, spiral bound book £15 Sold - thanks James
5) Atlas of the Lunar Terminator - John E. Westfall 2000 published by Cambridge University Press £20 SOLD thanks Ade
Thanks for looking