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Old 09-29-2015, 01:56 AM
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NOT THE BEST, BUT THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT WITH YOU MATES "DOWN UNDER". USED AN ORION SHORT TUBE 90mm REFRACTER WITH A .5 FOCAL REDUCER TO GIVE ME A FOCAL LENGTH OF 250mm. AND MY OLD RELIABLE G-STAR COLOR CAMERA. TAKEN ON 27 SEPTEMBER 2015.
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Thanks for sharing. Wont see a moon that size for another 18 years
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Thanks Jim, cloud cover over here so no photos from me...
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well done Jim!
i used a P&S canon during a break in the clouds for these two pics
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Cheers guys for the views, very nice colours.

We had a good run at these in recent years, but they are drying up for a bit now, we will be depending on you in future!

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Hi Jim.

Great image. Lucky you to be in the right spot unlike us here down under.

I noticed one thing which you might like to consider. The GStar images using a chip sized 768 x 576 pixels but when your images are captured thay are probably saved as 720 x 576. The difference between 768 and 720 is not lost. Rather what happens is that the camea's 768 is crammed down into 720 and the result is that the image is slightly distorted. It is compressed horizontally. And this is seen in that your Moon is not exactly round. But the remedy is easy. Use Photoshop or some other program to resize the width of the image. Use a percentage scale of 106.6667%. You will then have your original round Moon. Of course this applies to all GStar images but the distortion is not readily seen unless the imaged object is of some easily identified regular shape.

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