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Test Images from new setup.
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Tycho area around the Moon, new camera and my Dob.
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Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus and Arzachel.  Same evening as the other image 11-10-13 at First Quarter.  Seeing was all over the place this session; it would be pristine for 20 minutes then nothing but soup for an hour.  The smallest crater that I can positively identify is 4 miles across. 
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Microsoft Lifecam Cinema on my 14" dob on 11-10-13.  1000 frames stacked in AS!2 at 40% kept, then imported the flat into Registax6.  Played with the wavelets after using the Historgram tool to align the RBG channels. For some reason I cannot upload the uncompressed PNG file, so this lossy JPG will have to do.   One of my best by far.  Now I have to wait for good weather an get some data on Jupiter!  

This was captured with SharpCap2 as my capturing software.  The Lifecam will only capture at 10FPS at these HD resolutions, so I am starting to look for another camera to play with.

Area details: South of Mare Imbrium With the Montes Apenninus  decending from the center top of the image.  The three large craters at the top right are  Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus from largest to smallest. The rough, darker area on the center-left is Mare Vaporum which looks like a "C" in the telescope.  I love the detail in the shadows I managed to capture.
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Gimp processing to stretch the histogram, sharpened up a bit, played with the wavelets in Registax until I started making it worse.

The "Straight Wall" is in the lower left.  Smallest crater that I can confirm in this image is 2x3 miles.  Brit, the crater to the right of the Straight Wall is 10 miles in diamater

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First try at adjusting levels in GIMP. Mare Nibrium.  Straight Wall is on the right edge about 1/4 from the bottom.
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Note to all who play with photo editing. Turn off F.Lux before starting else it looks like this. 
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Sirius and Sirius B, a first attempt.
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Last one of the night.  1000 frames, kept 60% of them in AS!2.  Took the flat into Registax6 and aligned the color channels, then played with the wavelets until I started to make it worse.  The neat looking crater with two craters in its center on the left edge of the image is Cassini.  The smallest verifiable crater in this image is 3.2Km wide!  I'm thinking if I get better with GIMP that I can pull out more detail.  As of now, I am happy that I got the detail on Cassini, the Linne craterlets in Mare Serenitatis.  Near the dead center of the image is a bright splotch.  In the center of that splotch is a crater named Linne which is 3Km round.  For reference, the crater in the chain of mountains is Conon and is 22Km wide.
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We miss telescope night with you Frank! These are awesome pics! 

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http://www.astrobin.com/full/63952/0/

Did some playing with the camera on the scope while shivering in the chilly, windy air.  Not sure if I am happy with the results.

I no longer support Lifecams for imaging as the drivers prohibit the cool stuff like variable FPS, long exposure etc.  But that may be software as well.  If they are still available I'm almost certainly going to break down and get a Canon EOS at the end of the year as my XMas gift to myself.
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Stacked from about 4000 frames over 5 minutes.  Mare Nibrium. Before GiMP processing. 
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