High Resolution lunar images – January 27, 2018

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Another lunar session, with my brother-in-law, on a field south of Bucharest. This time the seeing conditions were great, but as there should always be an equilibrium among good and bad things, the great imaging session ended with the car battery dying and thus forcing us to walk a few miles back home and get another car in order to start my own…

A nice walk at -7 Celsius during the night was not actually in our plans…but in the end, it was fun 😉

So, the images: anther 500Gb to process, but slowly I shall post them as soon as they come out of the processing machine..

Setup: 355mm Newton, ASI 174MM, Red filter. Seeing 7-8/10.

Moretus and Clavius in very good seeing:

ClaviusMoretusJanuary272018.jpg

And a more detailed view, made up of two shots, showing Moretus and Clavius with good detail:

ClaviusMoretusJan272018.jpg

Another shot from this session, showing crater Gassendi at the edge of Mare Humorum. The crater’s floor is mostly in the shadows. A number of small and large rimae are visible around the image.

GasendiHumorumJan272018.jpg

Copernicus:

CopernicusJan282018.jpg

Sinus Iridum, the Bay of Rainbows…

SinusIridumJan272018.jpg

Plato and Vallis Alpes:

PlatoVallisJanuary272018.jpg

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