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Moon and Saturn with my new camera

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, May 4, 2009.

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    Having some major issues with the technology as its not a straightforward piece of kit at all - clearly designed for people who understand different codecs and debayer matrixes ( I am unfortunately not amongst them).

    The 'seeing' was rubbish last nigh in other words there was high cloud and the atmosphere was very 'wobbly' but I did manage to get closer into the moon that I have done before - never the less this camera is capable of so so so much more than this and I am actually quite grumpy about it :( - it is hardly an ' out of the box camera'

    right to orientate you on the moon this was an old pic I took

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    Top middle of the picture is a tiny flat surfaced crater called Plato which looks lovely through a scope and next to it is a little 'scar' called the Vallis alpes that has a little crack running through it that is just a mile accross - never been able to see this before the best I had ever managed before last night was this one

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    Hope you can compare the lower pic with the once at the top to compare the 2 and orientate

    This was the same 2 areas from last night

    1st Plato

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    And the Alpine Valley

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    I really hope it is going o bet better

    A very quick Saturn as well - not good as it is now very small and as the rings are edge on its actually pretty feint
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    :jawdrop:

    That's the Saturn view I had too. :D
     
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    oh for goodness sake, that's just ridiculously awesome Chris! :hug2:
     
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    Wow! These pictures take my breathe away!
     
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    :yeahthat:

    The last photo literally made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
     
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    Think I have finally sussed the debayer matrix to bring out the colour n the planet
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    Well *now* you're just showing off.

    :wink:

    Awesome.
     
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    You are very kind but I KNOW it can do so so much better than that :sigh:
     
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    Understandable :hug2: To you, you see something on which you can improve...but to us...well to us...you've given us the stars, my friend.

    I even use your photos in my classroom during our Solar System Theme, and when my students found out I actually KNEW the person who took these photos? Well it took on a whole new dimension for them.

    Of course one of my students DID ask if you were an alien, because he couldn't understand HOW it was possible to get shots that close otherwise...but that's beside the point.

    Thank you for sharing :hug2:
     
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    All ze time a learning
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    Pls tell me you cant get photographs like that from your back garden?
     
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    :applaudit: Wonderful. Thank you.

    Excellently put! :thumbsup:
     
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    Indeed from the back garden - there will be more and better to come - there had better be at least :D
     
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    Great piccies Chris! :yes:

    Don't know if you've ever mentioned it but exactly what camera have you got? Curiosity has gotten the better of me! :mental:

    Tom :)macwave:.. I think my debayer matrix is broken... I HATE it when that happens!)
     
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    wow absolutely stunning photos chris, cant wait til you get them right if your grumpy now :wink:
     
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    :LOL: it's a special astronomy camera that takes avis tom. I'll get there then you'll see what I'm blithering on about
     
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    well id get that bloke avis tom to get his finger out :lol:
     
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    I've been called a lot of things in my life but I've never been called "avis"! :mental:

    Wonder if that's good or bad???? :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:... no, not the Harry Potter spell!)
     
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    Feel so cheated, can't see them from work mate, but will def. have a look tonight. I just know they are awesome though.
     

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