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Old Jul 1, 2009, 8:34 AM   #1
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Moon shot 6-27-09 Digiscope mode with Orion f-5 Dob., Lumix LX3
at f-4, 1/10 sec., with 17mm Hyperion eyepiece. Gene Smith

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Old Oct 2, 2009, 1:39 PM   #2
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Very clean shot!

Much better than what I could do with an FZ30 and an 1.7 times Teleconverter Lens! How did you couple camera and scope? Threads or a special digital camera adaptor?

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Congratulations, I think this is the best moon shot I've seen anyone post here!!! Nicely done.
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Old Oct 2, 2009, 10:08 PM   #4
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Thank you for your interest. First of all, let me give you the bad news.
I have not been able to repeat this quality moon shot. Perhaps it was a
rare second of great seeing that allowed it???? Will keep trying.

I love the Baadar Hyperion eyepieces and now have 5 of them from
5mm to 24mm. See their literature site below. The 43mm threads
are on the top and are shown on the bottom of the third page, if you
can read that far with the precise German accent ringing in your ears!
The LX3 filter adapter tube has 46mm threads on the end, so a 46/43
reducer ring is used.

One gotcha. To work properly the adapter tube must be shortened
by 8mm for the 13mm eye pieces and up. For the 8mm and 5mm I
get better results with the standard 30mm shortened by 10mm, or 2
mm more than above. The camera must be turned on and zoomed
to at lease 1/3rd zoom before the eye piece in put in place. Likewise
the eyepiece must be removed before the camera is reset or the lens
extension will extend into the eye lens and cause a fault. Otherwise
I love the LX3 for digiscoping. Good auto focus, quality LCD
screen, and good sharpness.

I have an 80mm ED OTA Orion retractor, a 6 inch Ritchey-Chretien,
and the f-5 10 inch Dob. mount Celestron that took this shot. Am
with-holding judgment on the R-C, not sure of its value to me. All
of these scopes have a sturdy 2 inch focuser that accepts the 2 inch
diameter mounting area of the eyepieces. Gene

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I see so many lousy moonshots. This is the 1% of good ones. Might I say great one? Someday Im going to do a shot like this. Definately an inspiring shot.
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Old Oct 4, 2009, 4:30 PM   #6
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Thanks again for your kind comments, but you got to take a look at the shot of Plato by Chote that clearly shows several crater-lets. Got to pick this fellows brain. Used a MN76 and a Pro9000 camera. In case the link does not work it is on Cloudy Nights Forum, AstrophotoGallery- Lunar. Taken about last of March of 09. Yes a smaller area than mine, but more detailed. Gene

http://www.cloudynights.com/photopos...100k-thumb.jpg

Well, sorry, looks like this link only brings up the thumb, so you may want to dig it out. Gene

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This is a medium size shot.
http://www.cloudynights.com/photopos...o_100k-med.jpg
Absolutely incredible.
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wonderful moon shot!

and that linked shot is pretty incredible.
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Congratulations, I think this is the best moon shot I've seen anyone post here!!! Nicely done.
I must say, it is AMAZING
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nice work gene and inspiring digiscoped shot i now going to try digiscoping i did say try
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