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Moon 03/11/14 - Mak 180


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I managed to actually get to use a scope last night, what seems like the first time in ages, yey :D


As the moon was nice and high and bright I thought I would give it a bash with the Mak 180 at F15. Conditions weren't the best for such a large FL due to atmospherics but it turned out better than I expected.


So managed to bag these before the watery stuff came over.


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My 1st big moon of the season. SW 180 at F15 with Canon 1000d. Mosaic of 4 panes each pane 20 subs, Stacked and wavelets in Registax, manually joined in PS7. I converted to greyscale cos Im idle :) I will give it a bash in colour on a cloudy night if I feel like it. Click on it to get half full size image. The original is huuuuugggggeeeee.





A single close up of Clavius with the same scope but using the QHY IMGOH mono camera. I wanted to mosaic the area a little more but by the time I had finished faffing with Copernicus area (image to come) the cloud stopped play.






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Wonderful photograph, I really enjoy looking at the moon but just wondered if anyone can recommend  any particular moon filter  that people use as I am not sure if they are all the same level of tinting to them. 


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Thanks Rick

I use planetary colour filters (Antares for example) alot especially blue and green. Neutral density filters of varying strenghts can be used, some folks go for the neodinium filters (not tried those myself) also Im using a variable polarising filter quite alot. This is useful cos you can adjust the brightness to suit conditions/phase etc, when used with a ND filter these work really well

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