Unexpected return from the Moon: flyby over the Mare Imbrium (view “original” size!)

A few nice really good plugins images I found:

Unexpected return from the Moon: flyby over the Mare Imbrium (view “original” size!)
really good plugins
Image by Sergei Golyshev (reloaded 🙂
Each session provides lots of leftover data, that seems useless at given timepoint, but it eventually becomes valuable with overall progress. My first atempt to try VMC100L/NexImage combo on the Moon generated about 20 Gb of data, the large part of it was used to produce this collage. Couple of movies were labelled as faulty, and were archieved. Both movies were taken at NexImage’s top speed of 30 fps. At this framerate this camera (my particular unit or all of them – I don’t know) produces horisontal striations on the images. This can be replicated at lower speeds only at extreme gain values.
Nonetheless, I decide to give these two data sets a second chance.
Well, I’m really pleased with the resolution of the images, while the striation gives them vintage look – like they are direct transmissions from the spacecraft. So I was unable to resist temptation and have added a pattern of cross-marks like those seen on photographs from Apollos’ missions. Distance between ticks is very close to 200 km. I have taken the diameter of Plato crater as a scale bar. With its diameter of 101 km the equivalent pixel size is 915 m.

Aquisition time: 23.11.2012, around 21:00 MSK (GMT+4), the Moon was 40° 44′ high that day.
Equipment:
Celestron NexImage CCD with 2x Barlow lens on Vixen VMC110L Klevtsov-Cassegrain telescope mounted on Skypod Alt-Az robotic (I like to call it that way – it is too smart for being just "motorized", it runs Unix and has its own IP) mount nested on a window-sill of the eighth floor of the sixteen-storey building.
Aperture 110 mm
Focal length 2106 mm
Tv = 1/30 seconds
Av = f/20
ISO N/A (gain was kept as low as possible).
Exposures: around 300 out of 6000+.
Processing: Registax 6, Richardson-Lucy deconvolution in Astra Image 3.0 (Cauchy PSF, 3,6 units, 7 iterations), grid was generated by grid plugin in ImageJ.
Notes: 1) computation time: left plate – 10 hours, right plate – 8 hour. Ridiculous! 2) Most Lunar landmarks were identified with the help of Lunar society Moon atlas.


really good plugins
Image by Jillian Corinne
haircut
with a lomo plugin–not as good as real lomography, but a nice alternative

i’m really excited about the sharp focus of the new lens. promising that summer will have many-a photo adventure.

Project 50/50 – Week 11 “Late Night Diner (Nashville)”
really good plugins
Image by w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines)
I was in a Nashville on business this week and used my camera phone to snap a picture of the deserted diner after I ate. The name of the place is "Jason’s" which is perfect, because that’s my name too.

The reuben is really good there, and it’s within walking distance of Vanderbilt.

This shot was made with a Samsung Mesmerize (Android) camera phone.

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