Archive for July 2006

Mare Nectaris Morning and Evening   Leave a comment

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Feb 3 and July 14

Posted July 28, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized

Hercules and Atlas   Leave a comment

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Hercules and Atlas (Hercules is on the left) First Quarter (February 3, 2006 9:44pm) and Third Quarter (July 14, 2006. just past midnight).

Posted July 26, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized

Deslandres   Leave a comment

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Deslandres is the large walled plain in the upper part of the image.  The only fancy processing was to expand image in registax, as the telescope drifted a bit (to make a much better picture, actually.)

Posted July 24, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized

Eratosthenes, Appenines, Mare Vaporum, Archimedes, Apollo 15 Landing Site   Leave a comment

At the right of the Appenines mountain range there is a black shadow that looks like an open parenthesis that fell over.

That’s the Hadley Delta where Apollo 15 landed and first used a lunar rover.

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This is an exposure of 340 frames drizzled .80 x 3, and after processing in photoshop, the dimensions were reduced by half.  Jpeg quality is 100%.  Usually I post at 50%.

Posted July 21, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized

Super-resolution from a webcam   Leave a comment

I tried extreme drizzling:  pixel size 50 percent, image size x3.  Here is an image of the moon from Nectaris south.

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The edge of the image gets noisy where there is not as much contribution from the frames, so I cut that off.  The result from registax is extremely blocky; gaussian blur and unsharp mask work there, much like removing the moire from a scanned halftone.

Posted July 20, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized

Tranquility East, Apollo 11 Landing Site   Leave a comment

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Under the front left footpad of the Lunar Excursion Module is the Apollo 11 Base.

Posted July 20, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized

Tycho minus Tycho   Leave a comment

Southern Highlands with Tychonic Rays July 14 am.

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Drizzled 50% x 3, then reduced in Photoshop to 960×720, and cropped to lose the noise around the edges.

Posted July 18, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized