Another lunar imaging session from October.
This time the seeing conditions were not as good as the ones from October 5th (previous post) with only a few very good seeing moments; mostly the value was around 7/10.
The equipment was as for the previously related HR lunar images the 14inch Newtonian with the ASI 120MM-S camera.
First subjects: a trio of craters named Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus not too far away from Hadley Rille.
A close-up view of Copernicus in high-Sun illumination:
Two infrequently imaged craters, despite their large size, Hipparchus and Albategnius:
Another pair of craters, two of my favorites, Aristoteles and Eudoxus under very low-Sun illumination. Too bad the seeing conditions were declining at the moment these images were acquired. Still, a lot of small details and long shadows are observable near the two craters.
And a bit of luck, close to the end of the imaging session, crater Plato under very good seeing conditions with a lot of small 500-600 meter craters on the floor:.
And an enhanced version of the above, compared with the view from LRO, to identify some of the smaller craters:
The true end of the imaging session came from Venus, high in the eastern morning sky. The image through the red filter revealed, rather surprisingly, some details in the atmosphere: