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    Default Crater Tycho and ray system



    Crater Tycho shows a wonderful ray system at the proper time of the lunar cycle. To me you can really get a feel for the impact that formed this crater!

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    I like both solar and lunar imaging as you can get a lot of captures quick, unlike DSO imaging which takes alot of time! The downside is that you load up your computer with unprocessed images!
    I have found that my 127 Maksutov that I got last year with a quality barlow, usually my 2.5x Powermate does as well as the LX200 12" and I can actually move the 127 Mak around and at my age that is important. Of course the Mak depends on proper cool down and good seeing but the portability is a huge plus. I now have the 127 Mak and a SW 102 Mak (in addition to my other 10 scopes!)
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    Default Re: Crater Tycho and ray system

    That is a great capture, Jeff!
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    Default Re: Crater Tycho and ray system

    Nice shot Jeff!
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    Default Re: Crater Tycho and ray system

    That is a very nice shot Jeff.
    And thank you for your discussion of the use of your Mak and your objective in your astrophotography. I appreciate that insight.
    Clear skies to you sir.
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    Default Re: Crater Tycho and ray system

    Very nice image Jeff! Lots of great detail!
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    Default Re: Crater Tycho and ray system

    Nice job bringing out the rays, Jeff. That looks like a very rugged area!

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    Mark
    I have owned several SCT's over the years, 8" 10" 12", and last year got my first Maksutov the Orion 127. As I get older I even find my XLT120 f/8.3 and SW ED100 f/9 can tax me depending on how far I have to go to set up. Likewise for going to the Seagrave Observatory I like my Skyview Pro EQ mount, not the best mount and the XLT120 can tax it when you load up the cameras (and Quark for solar) but it is close to the max I want to use for a portable mount. I AM looking or thinking about a EQ6 to setup on my home observing pad that I would leave setup year round under a Telegizmos cover or build a shelter for it.
    The big thing about the Mak especially when using barlows ( have 4 so far 2x 3x and 2 powermates 2.5 and 5x) that I am learning is one - cool-down you have to give it time to stabilize, and two watching the shakes from wind and me.

    I have also realized that I cannot keep all my avi files for lunar and solar so I am working at this time to process all the captures I have done and then deleting the AVI's as once stacked I won't really get anything by keeping them, reprocessing would yield the same results. As a result I will be posting images that I have taken over the last few months as I work them in PSCC and Lightroom CC.
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    Default Re: Crater Tycho and ray system

    Awesome! Well done, Jeff!
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    Excellent shot of Tyco.
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    Very nice job
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