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Wolverine
2006-Jan-11, 11:18 AM
This pretty much reaches the limit of what I can accomplish afocally. Wish I could get a smoother focus across the entire field.

Details:

91% waxing gibbous
2:51 AM CST
Orion XT10i & TeleVue 35mm Pan
Canon 20D & 17-40mm f/4L @ 40mm, f/5.6, 1/125" ISO-100

Tog
2006-Jan-11, 11:37 AM
Great detail on the terminator

jt-3d
2006-Jan-11, 01:23 PM
pfft, if you ain't happy with that you ain't never going to be happy. gg

ToSeek
2006-Jan-11, 03:47 PM
Yeah, looks great to me. Took me a minute to get oriented, but it's a neat image - some major craters very well delineated.

Vermonter
2006-Jan-11, 04:11 PM
Good job, looks great!

Wolverine
2006-Jan-12, 08:58 AM
Silly me, I'm never satisfied. :p

I managed to reduce the vignetting a tad and also got out earlier tonight, catching the Moon around zenith transit. Might have overprocessed the first shot so I added a second, toned down a skosh.

95% disk illumination
10:40 PM CST
Canon 20D & 17-40mm f/4L @ 40mm, f/7.1, 1/160" ISO-100

Wolverine
2006-Jan-12, 09:00 AM
Whoops, almost forgot the bonus material.

Right after snapping the above, a gorgeous lunar halo appeared. It was all I could do to frame it, even pulling back to 17mm:

http://home.austin.rr.com/victorsvaliant/final/011106_halo1.jpg



http://home.austin.rr.com/victorsvaliant/final/011106_halo2.jpg

Tog
2006-Jan-12, 10:11 AM
More great ones.

On the leftmost of the two pics you posted tonight there is a big notch about 10 o'clock? is that part of a crater wall or a product of the procesing? It seems like it should be a real surface feature but that's a pretty big chunk.

Also on the Moon halo: We've got a local weatherma here who knows a lot of the Native American weather lore. If he's right, you'll get a big storm within 3 days.

Wolverine
2006-Jan-12, 12:27 PM
A trick of lighting between Babbage and Herschel B more than anything else -- the added contrast in the first image just magnifies the effect. You can see the similar "notch" here (http://www.lunarrepublic.com/atlas/sections/a1.shtml).

A storm would be most welcome. We need the rain badly.

ToSeek
2006-Jan-12, 07:10 PM
Silly me, I'm never satisfied. :p

I managed to reduce the vignetting a tad and also got out earlier tonight, catching the Moon around zenith transit. Might have overprocessed the first shot so I added a second, toned down a skosh.

I wish you wouldn't keep using those technical terms - we laymen can't understand you. ;)

g.tarsoudis@freemail.gr
2006-Jan-12, 07:26 PM
Wolverine best imeges alls!!!

George Tarsoudis

Titana
2006-Jan-12, 07:29 PM
Really really nice.....;)





Titana.

J. P. Morgan
2006-Jan-12, 10:10 PM
Crisp as iceberg lettuce. Great imaging.

JP