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The title says it all.

Here are two different images I got of the moon last night using my (not-yet-coated) 9.5" mirror, which I described in previous threads.

shutter speed = 1/250 731

shutter speed = 1/125 730

I used a Fuji X-A1 DSLR on an EQ-G mount. Not sure which of the two is better. But I'm pleased with the detail. I think the mirror is good enough.

BABO

PS BTW, in case you're not familiar with this detail, click on the image and you get to see it better.
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Thank you Joe for these shares.
I am still amazed that the uncoated mirror does this. I can only imagine what more the reflective coating will do.
The best to you !
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Very nice Babo, it seems the new telescope is going to work quite well for you.
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Very promising!
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Looks good Joe. It will only be better after the coating I imagine. Thanks for the share.
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Beautiful images!

Looking forward to seeing what the coating does!
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Looks good! You sure you need the coating? :D
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Post by Juno16 »

Very nice images Joe!

Looks like you have a keeper there!

Thanks,
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