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Fracastorius 2005.09.22.

Started by oliver_p, 09/22/2005 12:40PM
Posted 09/22/2005 12:40PM Opening Post
Hi all,

I decided to do a little "crater hopping" on the moon last night instead of imaging our red neighbour planet. It's been quite a while since my last lunar session :S Seeing turned out to be disappointing, for this image could only use 128 frames out of 2500 but these few frames are quite ok.



Imaging details:
C9.25XLT, Meade #140 2xbarlow, Astronomik dichroic red-filter
b/w ToUcam pro @5fps
Multiple alignment runs on 3 areas, 128frames stacked per area

I decided not to "neat" the image since some details would have been lost, the noticable amount of noise is caused by the small number of stacked frames

Ok, after shooting a good bunch of lunar AVIs I tooks two sets of Mars RGB captures but then decided to call it a day (night?) - it's been surprisingly cold and very moist - the Schmidt-plate caught a lot of dew and lost a lot of light...

Cheers & clear skies,
Oliver

http://www.astro-imaging.de/astro
Posted 09/22/2005 02:32PM #1
Hi Oliver -

I think it turned out very well and it's nice to see some detailed B&W after all this red!

Alan

Alan Friedman

http://www.avertedimagination.com
Posted 09/22/2005 02:54PM #2
A very nice image with good details and processing Oliver. I have a couple from the Moon last night also, but the seeing was not very kind to me.

Regards,
Ed Roach
Posted 09/22/2005 04:01PM #3
Hi Oliver,

Very nice Fracastorius image.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins