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Thread: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

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    Default The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea



    Monday evening was my first chance since before the holidays to get out under the stars again. Clouds were starting to gather on the horizon and were predicted to cover the sky, but the First Quarter Moon is too beautiful to ignore. Besides, I got the Celestron NexYZ phone adapter for a Christmas present and was dying to try it out.

    I set up Zoomie and took a few quick pictures before the clouds came roaring in. These were my best ones.



    I zoomed in a bit on this one to get more details of the Sea of Serenity. I particularly like the shadow details in Posidonius Crater. Can you also spot the smiley face in this photo?

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    Default Re: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

    Excellent images Tom, thank you for posting them
    Good to see a post from you also!
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    Default Re: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

    The close up image is amazing with great detail. This was with a cellphone camera?
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    Default Re: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Excellent images Tom, thank you for posting them
    Good to see a post from you also!
    Thanks, Gabby! I'm glad to be back under the stars again as well!


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    The close up image is amazing with great detail. This was with a cellphone camera?
    Thanks, David! Yes. It's actually a crop of a full disk image of the moon, similar to the first one. The image was a single 1/120 second shot at ISO 50 taken with my LG V20 smartphone.
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    Default Re: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

    That is amazing resolution for a smartphone!
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    Default Re: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

    Very nice, Tom!

    Say, that first one looks familiar.

    What did you use for sharpening?
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    Default Re: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

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    Very nice, Tom!

    Say, that first one looks familiar.

    What did you use for sharpening?
    Thanks, Bryan! Yeah, I posted them both to my Facebook account.

    I did all my processing with the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop. The picture was pretty sharp already so most of my processing involved balancing brightness and contrast until the details popped.
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    Default Re: The turbulent shores of Serenity Sea

    Really nice sharp detailed images Tom, nicely done!
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    Nice details Tom!
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