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03/13/2005 11:29:15 AM · #1
Bitter cold last night but I set up the scope to take a few pics of Saturn and the moon. Here is my best moon attempt:

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My saturn attempts were much less successful (too much atmospheric boiling because I was so close to too many houses). Here is the best result:

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03/13/2005 11:36:06 AM · #2
Those are awesome!
03/13/2005 11:41:25 AM · #3
SATURN!!! WHOA
03/13/2005 11:45:35 AM · #4
Originally posted by mavrik:

SATURN!!! WHOA


You're too kind Mavrik. Fanatic astrophotographers can achieve stunning results on the planets with this "stacking" post-processing procedure. See some more of my very average results here.
03/13/2005 12:17:25 PM · #5
can you tell me how you got your camera to hook up to a telescope?
03/13/2005 12:26:06 PM · #6
Originally posted by gi_joe05:

can you tell me how you got your camera to hook up to a telescope?

I could post some pictures of my setup, but adapters are available for just about any camera you can name. Visit Scopetronix web site and browse their digital camera adapter accessories for an idea.
03/13/2005 01:01:11 PM · #7
Very impressive, awe-inspiring stuff!
03/13/2005 01:02:45 PM · #8
Love that moon shot!
03/13/2005 09:11:11 PM · #9
Shameless bump.

Here is another shot from last night, this one an intentional overexposure of the crescent moon to bring out the "earthshine" on the unilluminated portion of the moon:

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03/13/2005 09:21:57 PM · #10
That Saturn shot is not that bad. Love it! I know how hard it can be. And the Eartshine is spectacular.
03/13/2005 10:19:21 PM · #11
Originally posted by strangeghost:

Shameless bump.

Here is another shot from last night, this one an intentional overexposure of the crescent moon to bring out the "earthshine" on the unilluminated portion of the moon:

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Could you have stacked a bunch of these to get the earthshine detail without blowing out the crescent as much?
03/13/2005 10:26:58 PM · #12
Hey, not to jack your thread, but what do you think of this shot:

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03/13/2005 11:02:15 PM · #13
Originally posted by BikeRacer:



Could you have stacked a bunch of these to get the earthshine detail without blowing out the crescent as much?


Stacking shots of a larger object like the moon is not so easy, because atmospheric distortion actually changes the shape of the disk over such a large area. The brightness range between the sunlit and dark portions of the moon is so great that I think some blowout is inevitable. I toyed with the idea of merging two shots in layers, a 1 second exposure for the sunlit and a 4 second for the earthshine, and then blending them, but I never got around to it.

Your image is great. One of the best I've seen handheld, certainly!

-J
03/13/2005 11:33:51 PM · #14
Originally posted by strangeghost:

Originally posted by BikeRacer:



Could you have stacked a bunch of these to get the earthshine detail without blowing out the crescent as much?


Stacking shots of a larger object like the moon is not so easy, because atmospheric distortion actually changes the shape of the disk over such a large area. The brightness range between the sunlit and dark portions of the moon is so great that I think some blowout is inevitable. I toyed with the idea of merging two shots in layers, a 1 second exposure for the sunlit and a 4 second for the earthshine, and then blending them, but I never got around to it.

Your image is great. One of the best I've seen handheld, certainly!

-J


Thanks! I really like your shots here and on the link too!
03/13/2005 11:35:53 PM · #15
1 Word .... STUNNING!
03/14/2005 12:42:34 AM · #16
good shots, only one problem, your saturn image is fake. I had my scope out the other night and when I looked at it there is only 1 Saturn, maybe the aliens moved the other one into view foryou to capture it and put it back when you were done :P

James
03/14/2005 01:02:19 AM · #17
Originally posted by jab119:

good shots, only one problem, your saturn image is fake. I had my scope out the other night and when I looked at it there is only 1 Saturn, maybe the aliens moved the other one into view foryou to capture it and put it back when you were done :P

James


James, yoiu just didn't have enough beer!
03/14/2005 01:05:52 AM · #18
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by jab119:

good shots, only one problem, your saturn image is fake. I had my scope out the other night and when I looked at it there is only 1 Saturn, maybe the aliens moved the other one into view foryou to capture it and put it back when you were done :P

James


James, yoiu just didn't have enough beer!


You guys are both wrong, it's clearly lens flare. :P
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