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Posts Made By: Pam Heinze

August 28, 2003 06:47 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Astroview 120 f5 vs 120 f8.3

Posted By Pam Heinze

I own the f8.3 Astroview 120 and like it quite a lot. It’s been swell on Mars. I love high power, when seeing permits it, on the planets and the moon. But Messiers are another story for me. The Virgo cluster eludes me. A lot of these faint fuzzies are barely there for me, if at all. For these, I only use 30 to 50X.

But when they say the short tube version is for deep sky objects, I wonder: can the f5 120 ST see anything the f8.3 120 can’t? Will the shorter focal length make the galaxies pop out or is a big reflector the answer for finishing my Messier list?

September 30, 2004 08:24 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Stefan's Crisium 9-30 LPOD

Posted By Pam Heinze

Just in case there is anybody here who doesn't look at Lunar Picture of the Day

The September 30 picture is a gorgeous shot of Crisium by Stefan Seip, one of our Astromart lunar imagers.

December 13, 2004 09:08 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Ina Caldera Challenge

Posted By Pam Heinze

Over at LPOD Dec 12, 2004, Chuck Wood wants to know who will be the first to get a really good picture of Ina Caldera, a 3km D shaped feature in Lacus Felicitatis.

It should be in view Dec 18. Wes? Paolo? Anybody?

Clear skies,

Pam Heinze
wondering what kind of power would be necessary to resolve something that small.

October 10, 2003 05:00 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Crater on the edge of the moon

Posted By Pam Heinze

That is awesome.
I always come to this forum just to see what Yu Gu is up to. Using the virualmoon atlas, the dark feature in the foreground looks like Mare Humboldtianum. Here is a link to a lunar orbiter site that might show what is peeking over the horizon.


November 4, 2003 05:49 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Lunar Pic 11.02.03

Posted By Pam Heinze

The detail is astounding. I can see all the last few things I needed to log for the AL Lunar Club- including Hyginus Rille...but we were clouded out here. This is a beautiful picture.


November 6, 2003 04:21 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System


Posted By Pam Heinze

According to The Virtual Moon Atlas, Mons Pico is 15 X 9 miles at the base and 7300 feet high. That's 25 X 15 km and 2400 m high metric.

Very good, dramatic picture, Alvaro.


January 2, 2004 04:49 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System


Posted By Pam Heinze


I don't think there's such a thing as too many pictures of Clavius. Nice picture. It sent me scurrying to look at Lunar Orbiter pictures. The lighting looks like the second largest craterlet's wall has been breeched. Must be just a trick of the light.



February 24, 2004 07:05 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mystery Lunar ray in Mare Serenitatis?

Posted By Pam Heinze


Very interesting. Maybe when Serenitatis comes into the light we will see a new crater named after you!


March 1, 2004 06:13 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Alpine valley

Posted By Pam Heinze


Great shot! Nice to see the big aperture guys going after the moon. Thanks for sharing.


March 4, 2004 07:33 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

moon with the LPI

Posted By Pam Heinze


Nice image, very sharp and contrast looks like what you would see in the eyepiece. Thanks for posting this.