Moon pictures and venus

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Moon pictures and venus

Postby andrewscomputers » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:54 pm

Hi all I have taken some shots of the moon and venus before it disappeared out of view in my garden.I have added comments,I think they are correct looking at my moon map :) Thanks for looking.
Andy
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Re: Moon pictures and venus

Postby andrewscomputers » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:57 pm

Venus picture added.
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Venus on monday
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Re: Moon pictures and venus

Postby Aratus » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:15 pm

Those moon shots are pretty good. There is a lot of interesting detail.
The 3 large craters in a chain are Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzarchel. Alpertragius is the smaller crater in the rim of Alphonsus. Alpertragius has a huge central peak compared to its size, and is well worth a closer look. You caught the 'Straight Wall' nicely too - on the right hand side.

Venus is very bright and I think she's looking a bit bloated in your picture! You need to shorten the exposure time. Even taking photos in the middle of the afternoon I'm using 1/800th sec or even 1/1000th sec. Try to get a bright limb but with it fading towards the terminator.

The weather seems to be improving at the moment!
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, with an 80mm refractor as a guidescope. They are housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC for imaging.
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Re: Moon pictures and venus

Postby andrewscomputers » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi Aratus thanks for the info.I was using my moon map to work out the images and I did try Jupiter.The images were not that great as it was only showing fair for astronomy on Monday night,the bands were there ,but not very clear.I will have another go on Jupiter when the weather is more favourable.
Thks
Andy
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Re: Moon pictures and venus

Postby Aratus » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:57 pm

I've had very few clear nights in the last 6 weeks, and those I've had have been with pretty bad seeing. Jupiter is well worth trying for although it is rising painfully slowly this year! The clocks going forward in a couple of weeks is not going to help either! I look forward to seeing your results though.
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Re: Moon pictures and venus

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:14 pm

I would have clicked a "Like" button if there was one.
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