Imaging of the Moon with a Celestron C11






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Humboldt
. The top picture was made by Richard Bosman with a C11 on 28 October 2004 22h 51m UT and the bottom was by John Sussenbach with a C11 plus 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode on 29 October 2004 1h 29m UT. Note the movement of the shadows in two and a half hour.






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Humboldt
29 October2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 4/10






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Rima Abulfeda and Almanon
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Sacrobosco
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Rima Ariadaeus
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Aristillus and Autolycus
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Maurolycus
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Boscovitch
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Delambre
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Cassini
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Vallis Alpis
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10






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Rima Plato
5 September 2004. C11 with 2x barlow and black and white Toucam Pro in Raw mode.. Seeing 3/10





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Petavius 3 August 2004





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Langrenus 3 August 2004





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Vallis Rheita 3 August 2004





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Messala 3 August 2004



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Ptolemaeus
May, 27, 2004 Instrument:C11 with 2 x Barlow. For processing with the Registax program the best 100 of 300 pictures were used





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Erathostenes
May, 27, 2004 in the primary focus of the C11. For processing with the Registax program the best 100 of 300 pictures were used


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Deslandres
May, 27, 2004 in the primary focus of the C11. For processing with the Registax program the best 100 of 300 pictures were used


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Apeninnes
May, 27, 2004 in the primary focus of the C11. For processing with the Registax program the best 100 of 300 pictures were used


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Alphonsus
May 27, 2004. Instrument C11 with 2x Barlow. For processing with the Registax program the best 100 of 300 pictures were used


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Rupes recta
May, 27, 2004 in the primary focus of the C11. For processing with the Registax program the best 100 of 300 pictures were used


Mare Crisium Double Portrait


Janssen and Vallis Rheita
23 May 2004 with C11 in primary focus


Petavius
23 May 2004 with C11 in primary focus


Copernicus from different perspectives
as seen by the Apollo 17 crew and myself on April 11, 2003 and March 30, 2004
The arrows indicate the direction of view of the Apollo 17 crew.


Arzachel, March 30, 2004, C11 with 2x Barlow, seeing /10


Pitatus, March 30, 2004, C11 with 2x Barlow, seeing 4/10


Copernicus, March 30, 2004, C11 with 2x Barlow, seeing 4/10


Mare Nectaris, February 10, 2004, 3h 4min UT, prime focus C11


Janssen, February 10, 2004, 2h 56m UT, prime focus C11


Hainzel, 2 January 2004, C11 with 2x Barlow



Kepler, 2 January 2004, C11 with 2x Barlow



Rost, 2 January 2004, C11 with 2x Barlow



Klaproth and Casatus, 2 January 2004, C11 with 2x Barlow


Exposures of Lunar objects were made on March 22, 2002, with a C11 in the primary focus and a Philips ToUcam Pro. Exposure time 1/50 sec. Seeing: average . For processing with the IRIS program the best 20 of 150 pictures were used


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Tycho


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Plato and the Alpine Valley


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Alpine Valley


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Eratosthenes and the Apennines


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Clavius and Maginus


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Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus




Exposures of Lunar objects were made on April 23, 2002, with a C11 in the primary focus and a Philips ToUcam Pro. Exposure time 1/50 sec. Seeing: average . For processing with the IRIS program the best 10 of 150 pictures were used


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Copernicus


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Gassendi


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Schiller


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Kepler


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Vitello


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Sinus Iridum




Exposures of Lunar objects were made on May 19, 2002, with a C11 in the primary focus or with a Televue 2x Barlow and a Philips ToUcam Pro. Exposure time 1/50 sec. Seeing: average . For processing with the Registax program (http://aberrator.astronomy.net/registax/) the best 30 of 150 pictures were used

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Aristillus in primary focus


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Aristoteles with 2x Barlow


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Cassini in primary focus


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Appenines with Hadley Rille with 2x Barlow


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Posidonius in primary focus


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Ptolemaeus with 2x Barlow


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Triesnecker Rille System in primary focus

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Triesnecker Rille System in primary focus, subpixel sampling

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Hyginus Rille with 2x Barlow


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Vallis Alpes with 2x Barlow

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Vallis Alpes with 2x Barlow. Extra contrast to reveal the 620 meters (0.35") wide rille running through the valley

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Ptolemaeus and surrounding in primary focus.



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Mosaic of four frames of the Moon terminator. Taken with C5 telescope plus 0.6x Focal Reducer. August 14,2002, 19.00 UT.



Clavius BEST !
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax en Photoshop 7 (in collaboration with Andrea Pelloni). Seeing 7/10


Copernicus
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10


Gassendi
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 150 of 1800 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10


Rupes recta
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10


Plato
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10



Plato
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro (lower panel). Comparison with a Lunar Orbiter picture (upper panel).
To identify the craterlets visible in both pictures, move the cursor over and outside the lower picture.


Schiller
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10


Vallis Alpes
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10


Picture of Gassendi
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 150 of 1800 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10
At the right a picture taken by the Lunar Orbiter (Lunar Orbiter Photographical Atlas of the Moon, NASA)


Stadius
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10


Montes recti
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10



Tycho
March 14, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 20 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 7/10



Aristarchus, Herodotes and the Schroter Valley
March 15, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 20 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 5/10


Janssen and Fabricius, 12 November 2003, 1h 10m UT, C11 with 2x Barlow



Atlas and Hercules, 12 November 2003, 1h 10m UT, C11 with 2x Barlow



de la Rue, 12 November 2003, 1h 10m UT, C11 with 2x Barlow



Meton, 12 November 2003, 1h 10m UT, C11 with 2x Barlow



Burg
15 September, 2003. C11 and 3 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro.



Fracastorius
15 September, 2003. C11 and 3 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro.



G.Bond and Rima G.Bond
15 September, 2003. C11 and 3 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro.



Piccolomini
15 September, 2003. C11 and 3 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro.




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Theophilus
15 September, 2003. C11 and 3 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro.



Posidonius
15 September, 2003. C11 and 3 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro.



Clavius
April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax en Photoshop 7 (in collaboration with Andrea Pelloni). Seeing 6/10


Tycho BEST !

April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax. Seeing 6/10


Copernicus BEST !

April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Best 60 of 600 processed with Registax . Seeing 6/10


Archimedes
April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Moderate seeing


Moretus
April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Moderate seeing


Bullialdus
April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Moderate seeing


Ptolemaeus
April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Moderate seeing


Erathostenes
April 11, 2003. C11 and 2 x Barlow plus Toucam Pro. Moderate seeing



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