More images of the Nearly Full Moon Taken June 21st, 2013 Uploaded 6/22/13
One 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.
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.

Riener Gamma 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.

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? QUESTAR SHOTS HOME PAGE HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS