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Lunar: Herschel

Started by awesley, 07/22/2005 04:46PM
Posted 07/22/2005 04:46PM | Edited 07/22/2005 10:37PM Opening Post
Hi everyone. I'm experimenting with a LU075M camera, and about the only target at the moment is the moon. We're getting morning fogs around here that make Mars a bit difficult, but hopefully that will change.

Here's an image from a few nights ago in average seeing of Herchel J.

Details: 10" f/6 newtonian, 4x powermate, LU075M camera, green Astronomik filter, stack of 300/3000 frames.

regards, Anthony

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Posted 07/22/2005 07:34PM | Edited 07/22/2005 07:58PM #1
Hi Anthony,

Superb image with excellent dynamic range, as sharp as it is though it looks like you could have went with a much longer focal length but then again that is a pretty large crater and you have it framed well.


Wes Higgins
Posted 07/22/2005 10:35PM #2
Robert Heffner said:

Wo! Excellent image Bird!!

What is your evaluation of the Lumenera so far? (besides the software/Linux issue)

The camera seems very capable, I have no complaints except for the lack of open source uses. The new version of Streampix has fixed one of my main complaints with the addition of automatic sequence file naming, that's one thing I had under linux that I was missing so it's not quite as much of an issue now.

I'm still leaning toward wanting a firewire camera because I use usb2 for hard disks, and on my laptop there's not enough bandwidth to capture and use an external drive.

regards, Anthony
Posted 07/22/2005 11:07PM #3


That is one nice image. What brand newtonian are you using?

Posted 07/23/2005 01:54PM #4
Hi Anthony -

I would say that is a very successful experiment! The processing is excellent with a beautiful range of tonality through the image.


Alan Friedman
Posted 07/23/2005 05:53PM #5
don't image the moon alot, but your work is inspiring wesley