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Crater from last night

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Apr 1, 2009.

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    Crater Theophilus withits 3 central mountain peaks and a nice little shadow - the new scope is capable of so so much more but this was all I could manage in 20 minutes with a £20 webcam, a new camera for this is on the horizon

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    Awesome!

    That is such an amazing thing to see from your own home in real time.

    I can't get my head around the fact that it's all out there.
     
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    Can you see any flags? I'm not saying they're not there... just that I NEED to see them tis all......
     
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    Great shot Chris.
    I couldn`t even see the moon from here last night as it was very overcast. :furious:
     
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    wow im in awe, totally awesome shots chris....we defo need to do a sywatcher night meet at yours :wink: :D
     
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    No problemo, the issue will be the clear skies though
     
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    cool would love to do that at some point chris, thx
     
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    Me too, nothing I love more than showing people stuff. Saturn was amazing last night
     
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    thats even better then, you big show off :wink: :lol:

    bet there would be more than just me :)

    dont spose you got any pix of saturn did ya?
     
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    No the mount wasn't behaving and it wasn't a 'proper' session I just wanted to go and check the scopes collimation was ok and hadn't suffered in the transport
     
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    cant wait to see a photo from a camera if that was with a webcam, all i can say is that new scope looks awesome chris
     
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    It should make a big difference Mick - onwards and upwards :D
     
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    cant wait, source a new camera mate like NOW!!! lol

    what you looking at the new 450D?
     
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    Nah the DSLR is for deep sky for this sort of work you need a film camera - its a highly specialist astro camera with a big chip that can do 1290x980 captures rather than the usual 640x480 and a lot more sensitive
     
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    oh right gotcha, well get it sorted i wanna see more pix :wink: :lol:
     
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    I can see Saturn from my back garden. :D
     
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    Have you been out and looked again yet Dawn?
     
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    Not had time again yet. :(
     
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    If clear the moon will be great again tonight :D
     

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