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SGL 2021 Challenge 7 - The Terminator


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The theme for the this challenge is The Terminator

Start Date: 1st October 2021
End Date: 31st December 2021

Rules: The theme this time is 'The Terminator' - we want to see lots of glorious images, videos, sketches and animations from in and around the Moon's terminator.   We are talking about the moon here, not Arnie!

Prize: A personalised mug for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places featuring your image kindly provided by our sponsors FLO :) and a virtual trophy for your signature.

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RULES

All data must be captured and processed by you (no collaborative entries). 
Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates. 
Multiple entries are allowed but please start a new topic for each entry. 
Multiple submissions of the same image, processed differently, will not be accepted.

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To enter please post within this topic, do not start a new topic. Please post as much information as possible - when it was taken, how it was captured and processed, etc. The info won't necessarily be used for judging but will help fellow SGLers looking to learn and improve their knowledge and technique.

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Just did a careful process from the 28th September. ZWO178m Camera. Orion 245mm F6.3 Newtonian. IR685 Filter. Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow.  Downsizing produces a very fine photographic quality that i like.

Dark and moody terminator

Same with prime focus mosaic downsizing to 50% Produces a very fine photographic quality

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Great idea!
Certainly the terminator is always the place of greatest interest because the long shadows there make it much easier to see fine details.
However, at the same time, it is not an easy region to photograph, demanding from the photographer a great deal of control at the time of capture due to the high contrast that this region always has. The tendency is always to burst in some places like the crater walls facing the Sun.
It will be interesting to follow, I hope I can leave my modest contributions.
Hugs to everyone!

 

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Here are some contributions to the challenge.
This time I left the C14 aside and decided to use a C8 to make the competition fairer as I saw some comments.
All photos close to the finisher.
graciously

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Just to remember guys, a very similar challenge took place last year. Actually I think it was in 2019, before the very first lockdown.

It's absolutely mind-blowing what can be seen these days with an amateur telescope. Imagine the possibilities when the James Webb is finally launched!

 

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On 02/10/2021 at 09:16, neil phillips said:

Just did a careful process from the 28th September. ZWO178m Camera. Orion 245mm F6.3 Newtonian. IR685 Filter. Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow.  Downsizing produces a very fine photographic quality that i like.

Dark and moody terminator

Same with prime focus mosaic downsizing to 50% Produces a very fine photographic quality

sgl 75.png 50.png s.png con.png d (2).png smooth.png grey.png

28th sept done.teminator 50%.png

Reading the rules a little more carefully lol. I am 3 days out of date. As such i withdraw my entry. Its the fair thing to do. The images can be taken down. or left. But consider them not entries. If and when i get more in the time allowed i will re enter. Apologies i should have paid more attention

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Only bought my first telescope 3 weeks ago, so all new to me. Certainly don't know the names of craters, not that this is anywhere near as close as those posts above 😲 Which are amazing.

  • Scope: an old Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT with 2x barlow
  • Imaging: Canon 250D
  • Method: single photo at 1/50 sec, ISO 1600
  • Date: 16/10/2021 @ 21:16 hours

 

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That's a great moon pic slaine, welcome to the forums and welcome to Astrophotography. hopefully you can get some nice dark skies down there in Wiltshire.

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54 minutes ago, irtuk said:

That's a great moon pic slaine, welcome to the forums and welcome to Astrophotography. hopefully you can get some nice dark skies down there in Wiltshire.

Cheers @irtuk ... I was chuffed when I first saw it on the PC. Many thanks for the warm welcome. I am loving Astrophotography so much. I only regret not getting into it sooner. The are lots of good spots down here, as I am sure there are in Kent. I used to live not to far away at Biggin Hill. I am sure London would still be glowing in the background though, I am starting to understand the impact of light pollution. Loads to learn, but loving every bit 👍

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Was testing the field flattener with the evoguide, it's only 50mm fl 246mm f4.9 and coupled with a canon 1100d and no barlow the Moon did not fill the frame. Seeing that night couldn't have been great coupled with I only had 6 stills to play with. ISO 100, 1/320. The moon is only taking up 425x445 pixels and I didn't want to push sharpening any more. Registax6 for stacking and wavelets, I found autostakkert faster and simpler but the end image had less clarity. 17/10/2021 21:44 Moon 92.1% illuminated waxing gibbous

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added date/time Moon illumination
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Hi,

There was a lovely half moon tonight. It was pretty low in the southern sky and just about to go behind the neighbour's house!

Single shot of 1/200 at ISO 3200 (It's been a while since I used a DSLR so these might not be ideal settings) using a Canon EOS 60D.

Telescope was a Celestron C6 operating at its native f10.

Clear skies

Peter

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Video of montes Apennines

Digiscoped through my ten inch dobsonian with my Sony RX 100 M5

13th November 

Please reply if the video doesn’t work (the moon is supposed to move)

 

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One day after the other!
Plato exactly in the terminator and 24 hours later shows great details. Many craters on the floor show when you have a good seeing, another detail is the Rima at the bottom of Vallis Alpes, easily visible in both photos.

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