centroid Posted March 7, 2009 Share Posted March 7, 2009 (edited) As someone who always whinges about most clear sky opportunities being spoilt for DSO imaging by the presence of the Moon, I dedided to take a closer look at the 'enemy' As I was out in the obsy last night, 'tweaking' my polar alignment, the presence of the Moon making DSO imaging a waste of time , in a moment of madness, I 'dug out' the old Meade LPI, an attached it to the 12" LX200R.I grabbed a about 150 useful frames with the 'quality filter' set at 60% (the LPI software supposedly sorts the good from the bad), and stacked them in Registax 4.I don't know what frame rate the LPI has, but its nothing like the DMK cameras.Anyway, having not used the camera, and imaged the Moon for a few years, I was pleased to get at least some sort of result. Not in the 'league' of you Lunar guys, but a result all the same. With the 3048mm FL of the 12" LX, it gives a very narrow FOV of the lunar surface, at fairly high mag, which I guess isn't helped by the slow frame rate of the camera.I haven't a clue what the mountain range is in the image, but it just look good, as it came into view. Hopefully, one of you lunar experts will be able to identify it. Dave Edited March 7, 2009 by centroid Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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