Friday, May 13, 2011
More May 11 Images
Because it was so late when I got done imaging on May 11 with the new webcam, I had to wait until the next day or 2 to process and post additional images that I have taken that evening. Because we are in the middle of a thunderstorm right now, I thought this would be a good time to post additional pictures that I had taken on May 11. We'll start with this image of the "North Pole". The South shows a small portion of Mare Frigoris, just above and centered is the poorly defined crater W. Bond. The well defined crater left center is Anaxagoras, and above that and almost centered is, I believe Scoresby.
Next I took a full moon mosaic. Although I feel like I've taken better quality mosaics before, I'll post this one anyway, as a sample image that was taken without the barlow. All of the other images were taken with the 2X barlow.
Sorry, a little got chopped off the top, I let the avi get too close to the top edge.
The next image is a mosaic in high resolution of the bottom 1/3 of the moon. This was a mosaic of I believe 9 images:
In addition to these lunar images, I also took 2 more of Saturn, of which are here:
These images are raw, after stacking and after wavelet sharpening, but are uncropped. The one on the right used a little bit of camera zoom when it was taken. Keep in mind also, that these were shot through thin cloud cover. Transparency was not very good when all of these photos were taken. I was using the homemade 127mm, X 700 mm fl refractor.