More images of
the Nearly Full Moon Taken June 21st, 2013
is one of the most intruiging features on the Moon. In times
past, It was thought to be a comet impact, but now most scientists
believe it is a static electrical feature that has settled down.
Here are a few images with the .5x Antares Focal Reducer to attempt to get a bit more field. I can take in about half the moon now:
Second focal reducer shot
Prime focus, accesing the image after the right angle mirror assembly. You can just start to see Plato's craterlets:
Copernicus and Keplers ejecta patterns are brilliant in the high noon day sun
Plenty of action here, some of the small disconnected filled basins have delicate inner shadings:
Tychos extensive ray system:
This next and last set is with the built in 2x barlow flipped in.
Look closely at the filled ring basin at the top - Wargentin. It is one of only two such features that is well known on the moon.
last attempt at improving my lunar images with the Questar before
it becomes full and shows little detail. Seeing was not great,
about 2/5 but I took more frames to compensate. |
Aristarchus is one of the brightest craters on the moon!
Four internal craters in Plato here. And the bay of Rainbows is to the right.
Can you see Clavius in this image?
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