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Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jul-09, 02:00 PM
This is a photo taken of Mare Imbrium and the Northern Highlands in the North West Quadrant using my Meade Lx-90 telescope and a basic lpi .

:)

I just got the scope and I'm still playing around a little, so I haven't got to layer any images or process them in photo shop yet. Hope to make the next images of the Moon even better.


From Earth we always see the same side of the Moon. The special effect is know as synchronous rotation meaning the lunar rotation period coincides with its orbital period. The Moon's gravity is strong enough to pull the water on Earth's Oceans slight and thus gravational attractions is what creates tides on Earth.


Luna17 ( A Russian probe launched in 1970 )landed just a little south and west of Sinus-Iridium , while Luna2 and Apollo15 were at the East of Mare-Imbrium. Apollo-15 touched down on the 26th of July 1971. Astronauts D.Scott, J.Irwin and A.Worden returned 78kg ( 172 lbs ) of Moon rock samples back to the Earth for study.





:)

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jul-09, 02:03 PM
you can see a larger version of the picture here

http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uplo.../images/107.jpg (http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uploads/images/107.jpg)

what do you think ?

seeker372011
2004-Jul-09, 02:15 PM
Nice moon shot and detail...I think though that the picture you have posted here is actually larger than the picture on your website???

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jul-11, 02:43 PM
seeker372011 ,
it might first appear small but I think you should be able to click on 'full-size' and view the bigger version of the Moon photo in that link

damienpaul
2004-Jul-11, 07:43 PM
brilliant pics Taikonaut!!! very nicely detailed, one could almost make a stereoscopic image for analysis.

Prime
2004-Jul-13, 12:21 AM
That is a nice photo; and down on the middle of this site is some interesting, enhanced closeups of the Lobachevsky crater, and an area map.

I havn't been there, so it's just some interesting trivia, that has no sound basis in fact, yet
http://www.marsearthconnection.com/moonbase.html

Prime

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jul-16, 11:29 PM
another quick pic taken using the Meade 8 inch
the same area of the Moon :)

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jul-16, 11:32 PM
you can see a larger version of the same image here

http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uplo.../images/115.jpg (http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uploads/images/115.jpg)


The Sea of Rains is a nice area to look at Notable at the northern edge
of the Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) is
the 95 kilometer wide dark crater Plato.

Hopefully the sky will stay clear

seeker372011
2004-Jul-18, 01:02 PM
Here are a couple of images of the moon taken with the most basic of equipment:

a home made 70 mm refractor-no tracking, this refractor is mounted on a dob style mount

a no-name webcam purchased from the markets for A$ 30

processing in photoshop and NEAT


While obviously image quality will improve greatly with the quality of the equipment you use, here is a example of the sort of results one can get with equipment that all together cost well below $A 100 (not including the cost of the PC and software of course)-of interest perhaps for those who own more modest scopes

The point is that even if you don't have a very sophisticated scope and/or imaging sytem you can still produce some images that may keep you going till such time as you eventually upgrade ....

seeker372011
2004-Jul-18, 01:03 PM
and this is another image taken the same day

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jul-20, 01:21 PM
nice pics B) seeker372011

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Sep-05, 01:46 AM
I spotted the Moon during daytime so I got the scope and took a picture

I think it came out nice and blue :D

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Sep-05, 01:48 AM
Here's another picture of it during day light hours, the second shot is inverted and the colour has been reversed

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 04:27 AM
here are some taken through an 8" Hardin DOB.

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 04:29 AM
..... 4-5 more

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 04:30 AM
.....

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 04:31 AM
/.......

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 04:32 AM
about 2 more

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 04:35 AM
///.....

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 04:35 AM
last one

damienpaul
2004-Sep-05, 07:22 AM
These are fantastic Kostian!! keep them coming

astronomy2004
2004-Sep-05, 02:12 PM
and those were all handheld. now that i got my adapter the pics should be sharper ;)

imported_iceman
2004-Sep-05, 09:04 PM
Seeker, the 2nd one looks like a little too much noise (ie: detail) was reduced in NeatImage..

First one looked great though.

seeker372011
2004-Sep-05, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by iceman@Sep 6 2004, 08:04 AM
Seeker, the 2nd one looks like a little too much noise (ie: detail) was reduced in NeatImage..

First one looked great though.
I agree.. actually on review I feel the first one was sharpened a tad too much-too much wavelet processing in Registax-and the second one sharpened too little...

Should have done more work before posting.

There probably is a happy medium somewhere, will keep on trying....

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Sep-18, 09:09 AM
very nice photos Kostian
:)

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Sep-18, 09:12 AM
Here's another shot of the Moon

&

some more in these links here

http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uplo.../images/106.jpg (http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uploads/images/106.jpg)

http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uplo...s/images/93.jpg (http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uploads/images/93.jpg)

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Oct-17, 09:51 AM
Pic of Moon

EDIT

Damn , can't get image to attach

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Oct-25, 02:03 PM
here we go again !

gavwvin
2004-Oct-25, 03:19 PM
heres one that I took, 70mm refractor with digital camera up to the eypeiece:

http://www.astronomyforbeginners.com/images/myimages/full/moon0002-edited.jpg (http://www.astronomyforbeginners.com/myimages/index.php?view=all)

edwinksl
2004-Oct-26, 05:32 PM
Just wondering, can you manage to take a photograph of the US flag that was planted on the Moon?

gavwvin
2004-Oct-26, 08:23 PM
the moon is 400,000,000 metres away, lets say the flag is a metre hight, its angular size is 1 two-thousandth of an arcsecond (an arcsecond is a three-thousand-six-hundredth of a degree). The smallest detail hubble can photograph is 0.1 arcseconds!

So with the average telescope, its not possible. (plus I think the flag was knocked over as they took off!)

Spacemad
2004-Oct-26, 08:54 PM
Hey, guys, those images of the MoonŽs surface were simply great!!! :D I like them very much indeed! :D That one with annotations was very good - helps to identify the craters - got any more like that one? :)

slotdrag
2004-Oct-27, 01:28 AM
taken with a 3" reflector held my sony digtail to the eye peice and zoomed in.

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Nov-15, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by slotdrag@Oct 27 2004, 01:28 AM
taken with a 3" reflector held my sony digtail to the eye peice and zoomed in.
very nice image slotdrag :D
I hope you don't mind but I've played with the image a little,
I reversed the colours
watch how the negative brings out some of the craters in the middle more visible

Dave Mitsky
2004-Nov-16, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by gavwvin@Oct 26 2004, 08:23 PM
the moon is 400,000,000 metres away, lets say the flag is a metre hight, its angular size is 1 two-thousandth of an arcsecond (an arcsecond is a three-thousand-six-hundredth of a degree). The smallest detail hubble can photograph is 0.1 arcseconds!

So with the average telescope, its not possible. (plus I think the flag was knocked over as they took off!)
The HST has a bit more resolution than that I believe, about 0.03 arcseconds in the near ultraviolet, but it is still incapable of such a feat.

If only this site http://www.tass-survey.org/richmond/answer...nar_lander.html (http://www.tass-survey.org/richmond/answers/lunar_lander.html) could lay the moon landing hoax conspiracy to rest.

Dave Mitsky

mahesh
2004-Nov-17, 11:48 AM
hey guys

yours pics of the moon just take my breath away

thanks for sharing

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Dec-03, 01:19 AM
A pic of the Moon

The densely cratered surface remains on the Moon after peroids of heavy bombardment that happened billions of years ago. If you look at the moon with your scope you'll find craters within impacts within other craters. Sometimes the craters are visible in chains or some have been partially destroyed by subsequent impacts.

There are also many extensive gully like grooves on the Moon, the Rilles are thought to have come about from ancient flows. A Moon rille is sometimes meandering , some came from underground tubes carrying hot lava that later collapsed. Valleys can also be seen on the Moon, they are thought to be large troughs that developed after faulting which accompanied the adjusting of ancient Mares. These features can also appear on other Moons in our Solar System.



Photo taken on the 30th of November '04

astronomy2004
2004-Dec-03, 01:52 AM
here's one of mine.

Big Brother Dunk
2004-Dec-05, 09:05 PM
There are some great pics here, thanks for sharing them.

Here is my effort at lunar photography:

http://members.shaw.ca/dkm.pod/moon%20sized_IMG.jpg


It's a composite of 4 photos from top to bottom. I put them together, scanned them and cleaned them up with photoshop

Spacemad
2004-Dec-06, 07:26 AM
Hi, Great first try, Big Brother Dunk! :) Keep trying & you will improve rapidly! IŽd love to join in with everyoneŽs efforts, too, one day! ;)

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Dec-09, 01:04 AM
Great photo Kostian-astronomy2004 , wonderful detail !! :)

Big-Brother-Dunk that Moon photo looks very nice

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Dec-10, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by Dave Mitsky+Nov 16 2004, 05:23 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Dave Mitsky @ Nov 16 2004, 05:23 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-gavwvin@Oct 26 2004, 08:23 PM
the moon is 400,000,000 metres away, lets say the flag is a metre hight, its angular size is 1 two-thousandth of an arcsecond (an arcsecond is a three-thousand-six-hundredth of a degree). The smallest detail hubble can photograph is 0.1 arcseconds&#33;

So with the average telescope, its not possible. (plus I think the flag was knocked over as they took off&#33;)
The HST has a bit more resolution than that I believe, about 0.03 arcseconds in the near ultraviolet, but it is still incapable of such a feat.

If only this site http://www.tass-survey.org/richmond/answer...nar_lander.html (http://www.tass-survey.org/richmond/answers/lunar_lander.html) could lay the moon landing hoax conspiracy to rest.

Dave Mitsky [/b][/quote]
Smart-1 might be able to see the flag, well not the flag but maybe the Landers or the scorched marks on the Moon&#39;s surface I&#39;m not sure but I&#39;ve heard some others talk about ESA&#39;s smart-one ( ion-drive European craft ) and say it might be able to see the Apollo sites. SMART-1 will not land on the Moons soil, but will work from above at varying distance going from 200 km and 4,000 km because it has a wide curved orbit. The camera maybe has a res of 27 meters per pixel at an altitude of 300 KM, I&#39;ll have to check this up and confirm if its right or wrong but it might be able to spot Apollo.

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Jan-09, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by Spacemad@Dec 6 2004, 07:26 AM
Hi, Great first try, Big Brother Dunk&#33; :) Keep trying & you will improve rapidly&#33; IŽd love to join in with everyoneŽs efforts, too, one day&#33; ;)
Indeed, that image is very good yet if you try more and try to improve a little each time then you&#39;re likely to get even better shots :)

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Mar-04, 12:20 AM
Another Moon picture :lol:

paul f. campbell
2005-Mar-04, 03:22 AM
Hi Taikonaut your photos are nice as well as all the others. I took this shot two weeks ago. Its the same region as your first pic. Enjoy Paul

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Aug-21, 08:04 AM
fantastic photo Paul
:D

here&#39;s another of mine in this link
http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uplo.../images/400.jpg (http://www.thespacesite.com/community/uploads/images/400.jpg)

Shahriar.D
2005-Aug-21, 06:03 PM
I Taking a Picture of moon in Prime Focus Method with Meade 8" LX90 Telescope & Canon EOS 300d(Digital Rebel) Camera:

http://www.tatsite.org/FullMoon.jpg
http://www.tatsite.org/Moon1.jpg

Shahriar.D
2005-Aug-21, 06:05 PM
and moon in afocal method with Meade 8" LX90 & Canon EOS 300d(digital rebel) Camera:

http://www.tatsite.org/Moon2zoom.jpg

http://www.tatsite.org/Moon3zoom.jpg

Shahriar.D
2005-Aug-21, 06:10 PM
moon in Quarter 2 with Meade 8" LX90 & Canon eos 300d(digital rebel) Camera in Prime Focus method.

http://www.tatsite.org/Quarter.jpg

slotdrag
2005-Aug-21, 10:14 PM
Those are all great pictures mine are not as good but i wanted to share four of my better pictures. heres the first.

slotdrag
2005-Aug-21, 10:16 PM
Second picture.

slotdrag
2005-Aug-21, 10:19 PM
Third picture.

slotdrag
2005-Aug-21, 10:21 PM
Last one this was taken in a really weird way.

Spacemad
2005-Aug-22, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by slotdrag@Aug 21 2005, 10:21 PM
Last one this was taken in a really weird way.

How did you take it, then? (I imagine you didn&#39;t use a webcam on the eyepiece, did you?)

Your images on this thread are fantastic, Shahriar, as are yours, slotdrag :)

slotdrag
2005-Aug-22, 11:33 AM
I used my celestron 8" reflector and a meade electronic eyepeice, Taped it on my 13" tv/vcr combo. Then played it back on my 32" tv and used my digital camera to take the picture off the screen. I told you it was really weird.

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Sep-04, 03:33 PM
great photos everyone !


it seems some of the attached pics might have vanished ?
I'll post some more soon

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Sep-04, 03:39 PM
Here's an older pic

you can see many crater impact features, the dark regions which contain some craterings are sometimes refered to as Maria or Mare.

Yorkshireman
2005-Sep-04, 05:38 PM
Hopes the mods fix the rest of the links soon, I love looking at other people's astrophotos.

Here is one of mine:
http://static.flickr.com/21/38285557_722f158c40.jpg (http://static.flickr.com/21/38285557_722f158c40_o.jpg)

The rest are here:
My Astrophotos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/89086955@N00/sets/844777/)

Wolverine
2005-Sep-05, 03:33 PM
Just testing the attachment feature... this is a shot I took back in April.