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Theophilus at f/30

Started by vandenkj, 10/31/2004 12:06PM
Posted 10/31/2004 12:06PM Opening Post

I had some great seeing here in Shalimar, Florida Saturday night (the 30th). Chunks of foggy clouds were forming periodically and the air was very steady in between them. I decided to try a Televue 3x Barlow and image at a higher magnification than I normally do.

I shot this two image mosaic of Theophilus using a 12 inch Meade LX200GPS operating at f/30. I used RegiStax to stack 1,700 frames taken by a monochrome DMK 21F04 CCD camera. The lighting was not all that great so I have adjusted the contrast in PaintShop Pro to bring out more of the details. The original image was somewhat flat.

Kirk Vanden

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Posted 10/31/2004 01:58PM #1
Wow, great detail visible, nice shot, Vince
Posted 10/31/2004 07:14PM #2
Hi Kirk,

An extremely Hires image, thanks! for posting

Wes Higgins
Posted 11/01/2004 07:27AM #3
"Hello Kirk, Prepare for landing!"

Jim Phillips
Posted 11/01/2004 08:01AM #4

Wonderful image!! I think Theophilus is one of the most photogenic craters on the moon.

Paul Maxson

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Posted 11/01/2004 09:12AM #5
Wow. A simply gorgeous image.


Alan Friedman
Posted 11/02/2004 11:52PM #6

A fantastic image of Theophilus! The image appears to have been taken from lunar orbit. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Posted 11/03/2004 04:35PM #7

Kirk, where in Florida are you located?

Thanks for sharing, keep'em coming, and clear skies!

Coconut Creek, FL

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