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winensky
2007-Sep-24, 02:12 PM
I was looking up at the near full moon and decided to try to get some detail near the rim. All photos on a 7 megapixel digicam at 2x optical magnification, f4.9 at 1/30s coupled to my 3" f/8 reflector with a 9mm eye piece. The files are rather large so follow the links. The third is a composit of 10 frames merged in photoshop.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc218/xavawasa/STA70030.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc218/xavawasa/STA70022.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc218/xavawasa/Untitled-1copy.jpg

Kind regards
Matt

Bokmakierie
2007-Sep-24, 06:54 PM
Excellent, Matt. Super shots.

Phil

paul f. campbell
2007-Sep-24, 10:12 PM
Hi Matt.
Very nice photos great job. Keep posting clear skies to you Paul

EvilEye
2007-Sep-24, 10:38 PM
Any idea what is creating the shadow in the second photo?

Bokmakierie
2007-Sep-25, 07:16 AM
Matt, how do you fix your camera to your eyepiece? I think you did mention it before but I cannot remember. Your images are really excellent.

Phil

winensky
2007-Sep-25, 09:00 AM
Thanks for your encouragement. I am afraid a small piece of dust got into my coupling hence the shadow. I will find that this evening. I have updated my coupling to two linked PVC pipe adaptors cut down to hold the eyepiece flush with the camera lens. Everything is held in place with fine adjustment screws. It cost about $6 Australian.

I have added some detailed crops from the raw photos

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc218/xavawasa/SWlimb27-9.jpg

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc218/xavawasa/NorthPole27-9.jpg

Kind regards
Matt

Fraser
2007-Sep-25, 07:05 PM
Thanks Matt, I've featured it for today:
http://www.universetoday.com/2007/09/25/astrosphere-for-september-25th-2007/

Bokmakierie
2007-Sep-25, 07:21 PM
Congrats Matt, you thoroughly deserved it!!

Phil

JAICOA
2007-Sep-25, 10:44 PM
Great shots Matt, you did well on your home made accessory also. And congrats Clear Skies

paul f. campbell
2007-Sep-26, 11:18 AM
Congrats Matt. Clear skies Paul