More Higher Resolution images of the Waxing Moon Taken June 17th, 2013 Uploaded 6/20/13
Prime Focus Images with DMK51 camera: Southern Highlands from Clavius down to Copernicus Northern Lava Plains from Copernicus on the upper right down south to the Northern highlands 2x Barlow flipped in (Questar Barlow) Plato, Alpine Valley and north polar region Copernicus region. I was surprised on the lighting bringing out the mounds and low flat hills above it. Straight Wall and many rills! Clavius and Tycho - Just starting to see the "Orions Belt" craterlets inside Clavius My favorite ringed basin triplet on the lunar surface (Alphonsus group), and straight wall on the right Archimedes and the Appenines. I think you might be able to see the lineation inside the Alpine Valley. Hercules and Atlas 3x Klee Barlow inserted - internal barlow out Well, 4500mm is a lot of focal length for a 90mm scope! Exposure times were around 1/8 second This is Clavius and Tycho Alpine Valley, Mount Piton and Plato! Alphonsus Trio Altas and Hercules. see the dark spot in Atlas? Composite Panorama of the terminator using prime focus images Pan up and down on this one! QUESTAR SHOTS HOME PAGE HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS
A relatively stable weather pattern settled in for this part of June just before the big monsoon hits. For the very first time I was able to use the Klee 3x barlow on the moons features, and a wealth of details were recorded. It will indeed take me a long time to finish studying this set of images for all the small details. What a great learning process! Shots were all taken from the balcony on the second floor of our home in Payson, and great care was taken to avoid shaking the scope during the recordings, even as far as isolation of my body from the chair as to not transmit my heart beat into the motion of the optical tube assembly!