Thursday, March 17, 2005
The Moon 5 days old

Last night I shot this image of a 5-day-old Moon. In the South, the trio Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina were beautifully lit, together with Rupes Altai. On the northern half Posidonius and Dorsa Smirnov in Mare Serenitatis stole the show (visually). I also shot some detailed images. A report will follow in the Solar System section of my website.

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The image was shot with the Coolpix 4500, a TAL 200K telescope, 32mm Televue plossl, IR/UV cut filter and a Baader Contrast Booster. The camera was set at 1/30s, ISO 100 and f/2.6. I stacked ten images with Keith’s Image Stacker and applied a little unsharp masking and adjustment of the middle and upper levels to get some more brightness into the image.

Posted by Math on 03/17 at 05:08 AM | filed in: Lunar log | Print