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Posts Made By: Damian Peach

July 16, 2005 12:46 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Barbados Mission Webpage

Posted By Damian Peach

Thanks to all for your feedback. Hopefully the 2006 mission will produce further improvements.

Best Wishes

Damian

July 19, 2005 07:10 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Unpopular Craters

Posted By Damian Peach

Hi Wes,

Thats and interesting shot. Its great to see some of the Moon's rarer delights. That small crater above centre seems to have a faint ueven ring of material inside it, and i thought it was another concentric crater at first...

The Moon is becoming well placed in the morning sky around last quarter now...i am sure youre looking forward to it smile

Best Wishes

Damian

July 22, 2005 10:27 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Posidonius

Posted By Damian Peach

Hi Wes,

A lovely image, and most interesting. I just spent a while comparing my best Barbados shot of that crater with your latest one. Both are at very similar illumination, so you can compare well. They look almost identical in resolution, and image scale...

This is interesting as it seems the seeing you had this night was the limit of what the 9.25" produced at Barbados under excellent seeing. I'd be interested to hear your comments on the seeing for that shot. It could go some way to provide more of an understanding at what level the big scopes leave the smaller ones behind on the Moon.

Best Wishes

Damian

July 24, 2005 07:35 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

first early Mars

Posted By Damian Peach

Lovely shot Alan. You caught some finer details in the Mare Cimmerium...

Damian

July 24, 2005 07:42 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars July 23 2005

Posted By Damian Peach

Lovely shot Wes. Syrtis Major looks quite dark at the limb. Solis Lacus is visible here at the moment...not that i can see much through the rain clouds :S

Seeing forecasts never provide what you expect. Sometimes its right, other times it isnt. Predicting seeing is still a decidedly inexact science...

Damian

August 23, 2005 05:10 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Mars on August 17th

Posted By Damian Peach

Hi guys,

Thanks once again for your comments. It really helps me find the enthusiasm to haul myself out of bed at 3am with work the next day grin

All my Mars sessions this apparition are availble at the Mars section of my webpage, as well as at the CMO and Marswatch.

Best Wishes

Damian

August 23, 2005 05:12 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Some Lu075M Lunar pics

Posted By Damian Peach

Hi Mike,

Nice images. Janssen is good. Any tries with Mars yet?. By the end of September things should be looking really good.

I hope your seeing improves. Its taken a turn for the worse here recently...

Damian

August 24, 2005 09:50 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Capuanus

Posted By Damian Peach

Hi Wes,

Thats another great shot. The processing is spot on.

Dont forget the bright red star up near the Moon at the momment - thats slowly getting bigger wink

Best Wishes

Damian

August 26, 2005 05:35 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Aug 25 Mars

Posted By Damian Peach

Hi Alan,

Nice work. Mars is quite a forgiving target under poor seeing. Only when the seeing is horrendous is it impossible. Saturn for example needs very tranquil conditions for nice results. Your B image shows the misty Hellas on the morning limb.

Best Wishes

Damian

August 26, 2005 05:37 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Stofler & Faraday (new camera)

Posted By Damian Peach

Hi Wes,

Lovely shot. I am right in thinking from the comments in this thread, that you cant run the new infinity camera at say 30 or 60fps at full frame size/max quality?.

Best Wishes

Damian