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Moon 14th April 2011

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:37 AM
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Moon 14th April 2011 23:00hrs , Equipment MTO11CA Russentonne (small Telescope)

Have Fun





posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:44 AM
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Very nice !! I was expecting a little more... But still rather cool as is.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:46 AM
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Did you see something specific in the video or were you just showing the video itself?



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Nicely done!

You can see it's battle scars from the Orion Wars.




posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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Beautiful. That must be some great equipment you have



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Thanks to all


Its just the Moon no special things to see but always worth to share some nice views



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Here is mine (from the same day (it seems we had the same idea while looking out of the window))




Celestron FirstScope (76/300mm reflector, new, $50)
Logitech QuickCam Express (360*270 Pixel CMOS, very poor quality webcam, $5)
IBM Thinkpad T40 (old, used, $400),
Linux, slightly tweaked qc_usb webcam driver, xawtv, imagemagick, wine, IRIS ($0)

300 frames captured with xawtv, converted to FITS with imagemagick,
subpixel aligned and drizzled with IRIS (oversampling factor 3)
VanCittert deconvolution with IRIS



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by prof7
Here is mine (from the same day (it seems we had the same idea while looking out of the window))




Celestron FirstScope (76/300mm reflector, new, $50)
Logitech QuickCam Express (360*270 Pixel CMOS, very poor quality webcam, $5)
IBM Thinkpad T40 (old, used, $400),
Linux, slightly tweaked qc_usb webcam driver, xawtv, imagemagick, wine, IRIS ($0)

300 frames captured with xawtv, converted to FITS with imagemagick,
subpixel aligned and drizzled with IRIS (oversampling factor 3)
VanCittert deconvolution with IRIS


Wow very nice!!! for a $50 scope good job



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by Bosb33r
Wow very nice!!! for a $50 scope good job


:-)

The FirstScope is actually not as bas as one might expect for that price. The worst part are the eyepieces that come with it.

For photographing the above I brought the image sensor (disassembled camera and glued a sawed off plastic screw cap onto it to hold the small board) directly into the focal plane, no glass was between the sensor chip and the moon, only 2 mirrors, no poor eyepieces could ruin the image:





The wost part of my setup is the really poor camera, only 360*270 pixel and very noisy CMOS, here is how an origial frame directly from the camera looks:



and all the rest is only image processing of many such frames combined into one higher resolved image until it looks like this:



I finally managed to remove most of this ugly 3 pixel wide fixed pattern noise from the image I posted in my earlier post. I want to know how far I can get with this cheap setup and where exactly the limits are before I start throwing any money at this because I fear this could become very expensive very fast once I really start doing this more seriously.



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