Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21-New image

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Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21-New image

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:39 pm

Hi,

Some moon images captured using my 250mm RCT. The seeing conditions were pretty mediocre, so I was quite pleased with the final outcome. These are some of my favourite regions of the moon.

Image20210222_Copernicus Crater by Stuart Green, on Flickr

Image20210222_Mare Imbrium by Stuart Green, on Flickr

Image20210222_Tycho Crater by Stuart Green, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 pm

Thanks Stu for excellent captures.
Even zoomed in to 300% on a large screen - they are well fine.

I nearly bought a RC 250mm a while back, but there would have been a problem with the roof-structure when opening the roof, as the original purpose-built observatory design was for Solar-scopes.

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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21

Post by Montana » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:01 am

These are lovely Stuart :bow :hamster:

I was taken by surprise at the lovely evening last night, I am glad you enjoyed it :) At teatime I looked out and it was clear and would have been a great opportunity to collimate the SCT. However, it needs to cool all afternoon and by teatime it was too late. I wish the weather forecasters could give an accurate prediction ;) At least you don't need to cool the RC.

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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21

Post by ffellah » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:46 am

Brilliant images, Stu. Feels a bit like being in orbit around the moon.

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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21

Post by JochenM » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:29 pm

Sharp and detailed, Stu. Nicely captured.



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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21

Post by MapleRidge » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:02 pm

Love to see the lunar images Stu :bow

The southern highlands are some of the best terrain to explore in my opinion...the north is a close second. They look great the images posted.

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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:31 am

Many thanks, everyone. Much appreciated. The open truss RCT certainly makes it easy to equilibrate temperature-wise :)

I also took some images on my Nikon in video mode for a coloured version.

Image20210222_Moon_Colour2 by Stuart Green, on Flickr

This is a four-pane mosaic processed using PIPP (MOV to SER), AS!3 (stacking), MS ICE (stitching), PixInsight (deconvolution, sharpening and colour saturation).

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21-New image

Post by Montana » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:10 pm

There really are seas on the Moon :hamster:

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Re: Reflected Sunlight- Moon images 22nd Feb '21-New image

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:54 pm

Montana wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:10 pm
There really are seas on the Moon :hamster:

Alexandra
Hi Alexandra,

I was certainly pleasantly surprised at how the colours emerged when I first started imaging the Moon in colour. Quite beautiful, really.

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