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Sep 21, 2019 17:54 |  #5657

Well, I was almost skunked again this morning - managed one quick burst through a sucker hole. Here are a few crops of the terminator - the rest of the image pretty soft - perhaps too slow shutter.

With my 300/2.8 camera lens + Kenko 3X TC. ASI183MM camera + 610nm long pass filter. Stack of best 200 of 1700 frames. STill learning the new gear!! Weather not cooperating. :(

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Sep 21, 2019 20:52 |  #5658

Getting back into shooting the moon again and tried my hand at a small stack of images (80/100). I see images like Mike's above and would love to be able to take something like that but don't think I could invest the amount of money I would need for a really nice scope. So I will settle for my Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ and Tamron 1.4x teleconverter.

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Sep 21, 2019 22:10 |  #5659

Couple pics from last night. 1 min video stacked in AutoStakkert and sharpened in RegiStax. Final touch-up in Photoshop.


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Sep 21, 2019 22:39 |  #5660

Slagrim wrote in post #18930873 (external link)
Couple pics from last night. 1 min video stacked in AutoStakkert and sharpened in RegiStax. Final touch-up in Photoshop.
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Nice detail in these. :-)


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Sep 22, 2019 00:35 |  #5661

HaroldC3 wrote in post #18930838 (external link)
Getting back into shooting the moon again and tried my hand at a small stack of images (80/100). I see images like Mike's above and would love to be able to take something like that but don't think I could invest the amount of money I would need for a really nice scope. So I will settle for my Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ and Tamron 1.4x teleconverter.

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Harold,
You are doing a fine job with the equipment you own! Keep up the good work.

To many clouds tonight where I live.......


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Sep 22, 2019 00:36 |  #5662

Slagrim wrote in post #18930873 (external link)
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Very nice job!!!


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Sep 22, 2019 02:50 |  #5663

Ballen Photo wrote in post #18930886 (external link)
Nice detail in these. :-)

Thank you.




  
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Sep 22, 2019 02:52 |  #5664

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18930923 (external link)
Very nice job!!!

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Sep 22, 2019 08:46 |  #5665

HaroldC3 wrote in post #18930838 (external link)
Getting back into shooting the moon again and tried my hand at a small stack of images (80/100). I see images like Mike's above and would love to be able to take something like that but don't think I could invest the amount of money I would need for a really nice scope. So I will settle for my Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ and Tamron 1.4x teleconverter.

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This is really nice work Harold! Your scope is ideal for great whole moon captures actually. Keep up the great work! I happily used a similar setup for a few years - just lately branching out.

Thanks on your comment on my pics! - they were actually not shot with a telescope though! They were shot with a 300mm F2.8 camera lens plus a teleconverter (about a 100mm "aperture" in telescope terms)- but using an 20mp planetary camera which ekes out much more detail than a dslr. The camera has much smaller pixels and can take many, many more images - 2 minute uncompressed vid was 1650 frames - 32GB of raw data!! I stacked 200 of those to obtain the image I took the crops from.

I still have not had a chance to really use my scopes yet. This was the setup for my posted pics (plus a 3X converter not attached yet - and sitting at far right on the box)

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Sep 22, 2019 08:50 |  #5666

Slagrim wrote in post #18930873 (external link)
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Really like the first of these with Copernicus. Great work!

Cheers

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Sep 22, 2019 09:17 |  #5667

WestCoastCannuck wrote in post #18931045 (external link)
This is really nice work Harold! Your scope is ideal for great whole moon captures actually. Keep up the great work! I happily used a similar setup for a few years - just lately branching out.

Thanks on your comment on my pics! - they were actually not shot with a telescope though! They were shot with a 300mm F2.8 camera lens plus a teleconverter (about a 100mm "aperture" in telescope terms)- but using an 20mp planetary camera which ekes out much more detail than a dslr. The camera has much smaller pixels and can take many, many more images - 2 minute uncompressed vid was 1650 frames - 32GB of raw data!! I stacked 200 of those to obtain the image I took the crops from.

I still have not had a chance to really use my scopes yet. This was the setup for my posted pics (plus a 3X converter not attached yet - and sitting at far right on the box)
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Thanks for sharing. Have you mentioned what tracking hardware you use?


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Sep 22, 2019 12:09 |  #5668

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Thanks for sharing. Have you mentioned what tracking hardware you use?

I believe I have..... somewhere. But not here. I did a LOT of research into a mount purchase - as you can see, I don't have a place to shoot at home other than my driveway, so my set-up needed to be portable. It also needs to be a fast set-up - like 15 minutes to shooting with my lenses while giving my scopes time to cool. On breaks at work, I will likely just use my lenses. My interest is in the moon primarily, and maybe some planetary at some point. Because of this, and the the fact that EQ takes longer to set-up, I went with an ALT AZ type of mount which tracks quite accurately enough for planetary imaging. Very happy with my purchase so far - I got the iOptron AZ Mount Pro with the 2 inch tripod. Rated for 33 pounds on primary plus counterweights and can have two scopes. Plenty for my needs. :)

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Sep 22, 2019 12:16 |  #5669

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I believe I have..... somewhere. But not here. I did a LOT of research into a mount purchase - as you can see, I don't have a place to shoot at home other than my driveway, so my set-up needed to be portable. It also needs to be a fast set-up - like 15 minutes to shooting with my lenses while giving my scopes time to cool. On breaks at work, I will likely just use my lenses. My interest is in the moon primarily, and maybe some planetary at some point. Because of this, and the the fact that EQ takes longer to set-up, I went with an ALT AZ type of mount which tracks quite accurately enough for planetary imaging. Very happy with my purchase so far - I got the iOptron AZ Mount Pro with the 2 inch tripod. Rated for 33 pounds on primary plus counterweights and can have two scopes. Plenty for my needs. :)

Cheers!!

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Thanks for the response. I too only have a driveway available to set up for lunar photography. I assumed that since you shot video/timelapse to get so many shots to run through your stacking program, you used some sort of tracking device. I've been thinking about the ioptron pro mount and just need to try it to see if I can find the north star OK. I have a street light in the direction I need to align to that makes seeing the night sky difficult.


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Sep 22, 2019 15:17 |  #5670

WestCoastCannuck wrote in post #18931047 (external link)
Really like the first of these with Copernicus. Great work!

Cheers

Mike

Thank you Mike! Copernicus crater is one of my favorite objects on the Moon. I took lot of shots of the crater at different Moon stages and all of them looking nice.




  
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