The full moon sets behind a layer of clouds
The region around the bright crater Aristarchus is a favorite part of the moon for me.
This is a detail from the image below, the terracing on the inside of bright Aristarchus is sligthly visible. The Schröter Valley is a channel created by lava flows.
Shortly after the first quarter the crater Clavius begins to emerge from the shadows:
A partial mosaic of the lunar terminator:
This is a two-frame mosaic taken with a DMK21 camera and an Astro-Professional 80mm ED refractor:
These images were taken on the 7th of April 2009 using my 150mm Newtonian telescope with a 2x Barlow lens, using a DMK21 camera:
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:
After showing Venus, M45, M42, Saturn and the moon to my in-laws I stayed on the roof for a little longer and took some AVIs using our club’s new DMK camera. I used my 150mm f/5 Newtonian telescope with a 2x barlow and a 90° prism (this gives about 2,7x). Again I had big troubles focusing because of my wobbly Super-Polaris mount.
Crater Gassendi and Mare Humorum:
110mm Schiefspiegler and QHY5 (ALCCD5)
All images on this page were taken with a QHY5 (ALCCD5) camera using my 150mm Newtonian telescope.