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  • Community Highlights

    • Hadley Rima and Environs.
      Ah! I did image the area after all! Heres the Hadley Riima (Rille) region and close up with the Apollo 15 landing site marked.  You can just make out the rille itself as it bends around the crater in the middle of the 'bay', still pretty tiny.  Looking at it, makes you realise what a tough job Scott must have had coming in for a landing there.  Not like the nice flat plain that 11 had (and even they went long...)
      • 2 replies
    • The Crescent Nebula
      18 x 600sec @ ISO800 with darks, flats and bias frames
      Processed in Star Tools finished in CS2.

      I hope you enjoy.
       
       
      • 1 reply
    • Luna 22 05 2018
      Took this earlier with the little skywatcher Evostar guide scope  and  GP Mono Cam I use for guiding stacked in registax 
      • 0 replies
    • Milky Way
      Had to share this. Have a friend who lives in the states and has just spent a week camping in New Mexico. He is heavily into photography and has just started getting into Astro Photography. 
       
      For this shot he was close to the National Radio Astronomy Observertory and used :-
       
      Nikon D850 
      Star Adventurer Mount, Signa 14mm F1.8
       
      Milky way 9 shots at 120seconds F2.8 ISO 800.
       
      Forground 6 images 60 seconds F5.8 ISO 400
       
      stunning
      • 3 replies
    • Moon 210518
      First CCD image of the Moon using APT.
      ED80 Pro HEQ5 SXV-H9
       
      • 3 replies

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