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Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2019 at 14:54
A decently clear night last night!!

I think I have determined my "best" combo. Maybe.

This with my A77ii + 300/2.8 + 3X + 1.4X (1260mm)

opens to a big 2048px on flickr

2019-01-13 48.5 Waxing Gibbous by Mike Nash, on Flickr

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Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 14 January 2019 at 15:11
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Just WOW for all these great and impressive pictures here!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 11:23
I finally got the moon pic I was hoping for with the 1000mm F5 reflector scope. Stacked from the best 75% of approx 2000 frames with the astro camera. 'drizzled' to uprez, PP then downscaled again to 'just' 6000x5000.

It think it might be a mirror/flip image due to the telescope but here it is in 'dyxum size. Flickr doesn't seem to show the correct full size pic unless you download it to your computer first (their 'original size' view seems pretty ropey to me.)

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 18:10
    Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

    I finally got the moon pic I was hoping for with the 1000mm F5 reflector scope. Stacked from the best 75% of approx 2000 frames with the astro camera. 'drizzled' to uprez, PP then downscaled again to 'just' 6000x5000.

    It think it might be a mirror/flip image due to the telescope but here it is in 'dyxum size. Flickr doesn't seem to show the correct full size pic unless you download it to your computer first (their 'original size' view seems pretty ropey to me.)



    Sweet!!! Nothing beats BIG aperture!   

    Largest size available on your Flickr seems to be 2048px Mike. I think that is because it is "protected"... perhaps a max if you have that checked.

    Here is mine at 2048.... but just a link. I like the 1600px better this time - my focus went a tiny bit off on my series. (scaled to about 65% in this link: 2048px

    My posted flickr size of 1600px below. (I thought the 2048 not quite clean enough)

    2018-01-14 - 58.6 Waxing
    Best 120 of 177 frames.
    Sony A77ii + Minolta 300/2.8 @ 1260mm
    Programs: PIPP, AS!3, Astra Image and LR6

    2018-01-14 - 58.6 Waxing by Mike Nash, on Flickr

    Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 15 January 2019 at 18:21
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 19:27
    This is crazy good Love it
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 21:57
    Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

    This is crazy good Love it


    Thanks much! Its a lot of time and effort - and luck - but I love the whole process.    

    Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 15 January 2019 at 22:10
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2019 at 14:15
    Yep, the processing requires a certain amount of 'dedication' :-)


    Here's some more lunar fun from last night. The main pics open "a bit larger" in flickr

    Copernicus by Michael, on Flickr


    64mpix moon... (well, in flickr anyway. Nobody wants an 8000x8000 pic posted here!)
    75% moon Jan16 2019 by Michael, on Flickr

    The square box is to illustrate a crop.
    1-1 crop by Michael, on Flickr

    The arrow points out some curious grooves. I wonder what they are?

    1 here pixel is about 0.26 arc seconds (0.00007259 of a degree.)

    When the pic was taken, the moon was 372550 Km from me. A quick bit of trigonometry reveals that 0.26arc sec represents 472 meters. So, each pixel is 472x472 meters. I don't think we'll see the moon landers just yet but those trails are about 4pix wide, so nearly 2km wide.


    I need a bigger telescope...
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2019 at 01:32
    Lunar eclipse of full moon to start in about an hour.
    Happy shooting, Dyxumers!
    Here's wishing you good viewing conditions.

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2019 at 01:33
    Wow, Michael, that's some terrific detail!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2019 at 03:06
    It's crystal clear here and -5 degC with no wind.

    I've got my A6000 + LA-EA4 + 2x converter + 1.4x converter + Minolta 200/2.8 APO out there to see if I can catch the "blood moon".

    Only problem is that AF doesn't work and the 200/2.8 is very fidgetty with MF. We'll see how (and if) it it works.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2019 at 05:15
    Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

    It's crystal clear here and -5 degC with no wind.

    I've got my A6000 + LA-EA4 + 2x converter + 1.4x converter + Minolta 200/2.8 APO out there to see if I can catch the "blood moon".

    Only problem is that AF doesn't work and the 200/2.8 is very fidgetty with MF. We'll see how (and if) it it works.


    I am using a similar setup... just shot a couple bursts at 8000 iso and 6400 ISO on my A77ii... I don't have much optimism for results. lol Was pretty cool to watch though - totally red at moment.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote beardedspoooon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2019 at 05:58
    Looking forward to seeing what you guys turn up.

    I got a couple okay ones, but won't be at a computer until later tomorrow. This is a quick phone edit.



    Edited by beardedspoooon - 21 January 2019 at 06:05
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2019 at 07:12
    I braved a 10 below (F) wind chill to get some shots but wasn't out there long, we'll see how they turned out in the morning.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 January 2019 at 10:44
    Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

    It's crystal clear here and -5 degC with no wind.


    Here's the fruits of my labour. All single exposures with an A6000 + LA-EA4 + Tamron MC7 2x + Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 1.4x + Minolta 200/2.8 APO HS G



    Went back to bed a bit after 6:00 am, I found it too cold to stay out and catch the reversal back to full moon
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