The Moon at 20 degrees of altitude – August 21, 2018

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I have not imaged the Moon since May…and I was missing that lovely imager’s feeling when you focus the scope on a superb near-termiantor detail and the seeing is fantastic…

Well, on August 21 the seeing was fantastic but the Moon was at around 20 degrees of altitude. Nevertheless I was determined to image some lunar craters. And, despite the very low altitude of our satellite, some interesting details are detectable on the image below.

Equipment: 355mm Newton, ASI 174MM, Red filter. Seeing for the Moon: 3-4/10 (but at 20 degrees that is pretty much fantastic!).


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