Today I took the first lunar images using my 80mm
ED refractor, this is a 100% crop from an image I shot
with my Nikon D200:
It seems secondary color is not a big
issue with this scope, to the image above I only applied
sharpening and some levels adjustment.
This image shows the whole frame the shot
above was cropped from:
This is a closeup of the area around the
Ariadaeus Rille, this was done using a QHY5 guidecam,
which is also capable of taking shots of solar system
Later this evening I got a call from Guntram,
if I would like to join the first-light "party"
of another VAA members new C-11, even though I was tired,
my answer was yes! As you can see, the C-11 shows quite
a bit more detail around the Ariadaeus Rille. This shot
was taken with a DMK21 monochrome camera at the nominal
focal lenght of the C-11.
When you move the mouse over the image
below you can see a comparison between the C-11 with the
DMK camera and the ED80 with the QHY5 camera.