The South of the Moon – April 28, 2018

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A very brief lunar imaging session with the 355mm Newton under poor seeing. The poor seeing was mostly due to the low altitude of the Moon above the horizon, otherwise higher up, it was quite good. The value that I’ve settled upon was 5/10. This required the use of the IR pass filter (>685nm). Not happy with this result, but the image does show some superb formations towards the South Pole of the Moon, including the very large crater Bailly.

The South.jpg

Another shot from this session, under poor conditions. Nevertheless, Aristarchus is always a nice view:

Aristarchus.jpg

And another view of the same area, this time in slightly better seeing.

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