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Last week's efforts


tombardier
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Last week was a very refreshing change!  I'd decided to de-prioritise any imaging for a while, until I'd taken my fill of visual observation.  Opportunities have been so scarce.  I do regret not taking more opportunities to image last week, but I did enjoy gazing through the eyepieces!  The first set of captures were from the 11th (I think, will double-check), and were taken at prime focus using my ASI290MM and 254mm f/4.7 Skywatcher newtonian.  The next lot were captured on Friday evening, additionally using a 2.5x powermate.  I don't think the seeing was as good on this night as it had been for the 3 prior to it.

North polar highlands, Mare Serenitatis

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Montes Apenninis toward the top, Rupes Recta toward the bottom.

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Mare Imbrium, Plato, Montes Apenninis

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Southern polar highlands, Clavius nicely placed.

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Plato, Montes Recti, Mare Frigoris, Northen highlands

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Sinus Iridium.  Would have been nice to capture it the day before, but I was too busy gawping at it!

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Gassendi, Mare Humorum

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Palus Epidemiarium toward the top right (The Swamp of Epidemics!).  I don't like this one too much.

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Montes Apenninis.  Well beyond the ideal phase for capturing it.  It looks a bit of a mess to be honest.  Trying to deconvolve it was troublesome.  Included for completeness only!

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11 hours ago, neil phillips said:

Out of all of them the Plato capture 5 down. has come out the best i think. Very nice detail.  

Cheers.  I think I'll go back and try again with it.  The deconvolution has made some of the crater shadows a bit "artefacty"!  I tried tweaking it a bit, including de-saturating to try and give it the subtle brown shading I see through my binoviewers.  It's actually less colour than my camera picks up, although the image above did have the saturation increased slightly.

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2 hours ago, tombardier said:

Cheers.  I think I'll go back and try again with it.  The deconvolution has made some of the crater shadows a bit "artefacty"!  I tried tweaking it a bit, including de-saturating to try and give it the subtle brown shading I see through my binoviewers.  It's actually less colour than my camera picks up, although the image above did have the saturation increased slightly.

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Yes excellent detail. Good one that Tom 

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