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19 years 9 months ago #4975 by stepryan
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ladies and gents,
i have uploaded 3 images in the resources section that are my first attempts with the meade lpi camera attached to my meade 8" lx200gps scope. i didn't try anything fancy with them i was really only expirementing to see if i could get something useful. the are the best of the images i took, single frames not stacked. they have been stretched a bit and sharpened other than that i have not done any other processes to them.
stephen.

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www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/fi...1096806896-moon1.jpg
www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/fi...1096807068-moon2.jpg
www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/fi...1096807099-moon3.jpg

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19 years 9 months ago #4976 by Seanie_Morris
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They are actually great shots Stephen! A tad out of focus, but you mentioned that. Otherwise, they are nice shots.
I would say though that you would not have as great a quality with deeper sky objects, without the use of an aid in either processing, or exposure techniques. But that will come to you with time!

What kind of camers is it Stephen? Have you got the specs and a picture of it?


Great first attempt!

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19 years 9 months ago #4978 by stepryan
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They are actually great shots Stephen! A tad out of focus, but you mentioned that. Otherwise, they are nice shots.
I would say though that you would not have as great a quality with deeper sky objects, without the use of an aid in either processing, or exposure techniques. But that will come to you with time!

What kind of camers is it Stephen? Have you got the specs and a picture of it?


Great first attempt!

Seanie.



seanie,
thanks, check out the link below from the meade site:-
www.meade.com/autostar/lpi.html
stephen.

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19 years 9 months ago #4980 by michaeloconnell
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They're pretty good images Stephen.
I've ordered one myself as I hope to eventually use it as an autoguider and PEC-training-camera for my scope.
Michael

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19 years 9 months ago #4981 by John C McConnell
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Nice moon shots Stephen. If you look closely at "moon2" you can see the impression that the lava has flowed in and flooded Mare Nectaris and Fracastorius. On that same image you also have the Apollo 11 landing site.
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19 years 9 months ago #4982 by dave_lillis
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Stephen,
Great shots there, looks like the lpi cuts it pretty well for lunar and probabily planetary images, whats the longest exposure you can get out of it, assuming you have perfect tracking and no light pollution ??
Is the chip size 320X240?, have you tried autoguiding with it ?
What kind of control do you have over the exposure and contrast etc ??

Like John said, the detail in the lava plains are great, diddn't see any flag though :wink: :wink:

Michael,
I'm going to wait and see how it autoguides for you before I (might) get one, :wink:

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