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Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by gabrieli » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:34 am

The solar images were taken in fluttery seeing with a Daystar ERF on an AR152 with a 2X TV Powermate + 1.5X Barlow on a 3.2Mp Blackfly.
The lunar images were done with a c9.25 with a 2X TV Powermate + 1.5X Barlow on a 3.2Mp Blackfly.
The c9.25 has no problem picking up the small craters inside Plato even though the lighting was not ideal.

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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by Starry Jack » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:09 am

Excellent both Prom and Moon!

I'm trying to calculate the focal length with your rig...seems very high-res. You used a Daystar ERF, but what was the h-alpha rig?
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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by gabrieli » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:30 am

Hi, Jack
The H alpha setup included a 150mm Daystar (yellow) ERF + AR152 + 6nm Astronomik filter on a TV 2X Powermate + Quark Combo + 1.5X Barlow on the snout of a 3.2Mp Blackfly. I used the camera at 1500 x1500 pixels to increase the frame rate, increase the scale, and avoid filling the buffer.

My session started at 1:00 pm in non ideal seeing.
Next day, I’ll try and screw the Barlow onto the nose of the Quark to see if that gives the etalon a more suitable light cone.

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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:22 am

I missed this wonderful large prominence today. Overcast skies. Thanks for the great view. Nice lunar pics too!
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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by MAURITS » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:23 am

Excellent images Lou.
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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by Montana » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:28 am

These made me smile :) wonderful pictures Lou :bow

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Post by ffellah » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:50 pm

Wonderful images, Lou !

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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:06 pm

Very fine images, Lou.

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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by Astrophil » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:22 am

Beautiful proms, Lou, and the lunar images do indeed show a lot of details. Plato has a lot more craterlets in store with the right lighting. The ones captured are well resolved. Hope to see more.

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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by yltansg » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:55 am

Nice Proms and lunar captures, Lou!!

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Post by MapleRidge » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:09 pm

Great shots Lou :bow

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Re: Large Prom + High res lunar images (Sept 19)

Post by marktownley » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:26 am

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