Flintstone Stargazing

March 5, 2009

Lunar Mountains on 3/4/09

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Moon, Observation Journal — Tags: — Ed @ 1:05 am

Tonight I just concentrated on the Moon. I particularly focused on the three mountain ranges in the image above. The Alps, Caucasus and Appanines are found among the craters of the Moon. If you click on the image, you can see a highly annotated version, noting most of the craters,seas and mountains. And if you go to the largest version, you can see a number of peaks casting their own shadows. The shadow of the rim of Crater Plato in the upper left is really quite interesting. The crazy thing is that as detailed as this image is, it’s much more detailed through the eyepiece.

I also got a shot of the Moon in its entirety:

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