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Old 07-08-2019, 04:10 PM
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Some wonderful lunar vistas with the Apollo 11, Ranger 8 and Surveyor 5 landing sites

Last night in Brisbane we enjoyed some quite steady skies with a crescent Moon setting in the west. I checked VMA (Virtual Moon Atlas) and it indicated that the craterlet Armstrong and the Apollo 11 landing site would be very close to the terminator, so I set up to grab a few AVIís.

The seeing was pure joy, with small, delicate details popping into and out of sharp focus without any smearing. The craterlets Armstrong and Collins were nicely resolved with Aldrin remaining in the shadows.

All taken with a Tak Mewlon 210, Tak x1.6 Extender and ASI174MM CMOS camera.

Stacked and Aligned in AS!3, Wavelets in regisrax6 and finishing in PS CC.

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Dennis
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:13 PM
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Hi Dennis,

My seat is upright and tray table stowed. Looks like we will be landing shortly.
Lovely shots. Love the fine detail!

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Old 07-08-2019, 05:16 PM
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That's an awesome serie Dennis. Sub zero cool.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:04 PM
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Wow wow wow wow mmmmmm nice
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:26 PM
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Oh my, they are very nice and crisp, as good as any I've seen anywhere, impressive.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:11 PM
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Hi Dennis, Absolutely sensational pictures. Love the detail.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:39 AM
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Thank you for your comments Richard, Marc, Dave, Jeff and Clare & Peter, I appreciate them.

I never tire of nice views of our Moon and its such an easy target.

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Old 08-08-2019, 10:54 AM
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A beautiful series of images superbly processed.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:37 PM
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A beautiful series of images superbly processed.
Thanks Pete, I appreciate your comments.

Its a pity I had to end the session as thermals from house roofs began to spoil the seeing.

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Old 09-08-2019, 04:46 PM
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Stunning Dennis .
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:32 PM
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Just like looking out of the Apollo Command Module forward window in lunar orbit
Sensational !!!!
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:36 PM
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Thank you Graham and Martin, I appreciate your comments.

The next evening, I used my ASI224MC Colour camera and added a TeleVue x5.0 PowerMate into the mix and was able to resolve these two artefacts on the lunar surface.

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Dennis

Truth & Disclaimer: Lunar Rover and Lunokhod photos taken at the Qld Museum in Brisbane - they are on display in the NASA Exhibition that runs until 9th Oct 2019.
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Love seeing the Apollo 11 site. Especially when it’s dotted for me.
Great work!!
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:14 PM
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Love seeing the Apollo 11 site. Especially when itís dotted for me.
Great work!!
Thanks Peter, I appreciate your comments.

I used Virtual Moon Atlas to identify the location of the missions.

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Great set Dennis my favourite is the second last .
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Wowsers Den, lovely.
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Old 23-08-2019, 10:56 AM
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Very nice Dennis, particularly the one of the Messier craters - that's almost artistic with the lighting, and great details.
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Really nice,
thanks for sharing
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