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85% Gibbous Moon - 13th January

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:55 pm
by marktownley
Following on from Tuesday clear skies and chance to do some lunar imaging, we had a 'record' 3rd day in a row of clear blue skies associated with high pressure. I was keen to get back from work and get the LZOS 100/800 scope out again and have a go with the 85% gibbous moon. Starting off visually and straight away it was apparent seeing was much better than on tuesday. First off the full(?) disk taken with the grasshopper camera:

Image85%-Gibbous-Moon by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Looking a little closer I used the APM 1.6x telecentric and the ZWO290mm camera.

ImageSinus-Iridium by Mark Townley, on Flickr

ImageSouth-Pole by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Pleased with these, I think are my best lunar images to date!

Hope you like.

Mark

Re: 85% Gibbous Moon - 13th January

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:50 am
by Montana
These are really cracking Mark, you have a new lunar hobby :)

:bow

Alexandra

Re: 85% Gibbous Moon - 13th January

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:28 am
by Carbon60
Very nice, Mark. My seeing last night wasn’t really good enough for high quality close views.

You’ve captured some nice details in these.

Stu.

Re: 85% Gibbous Moon - 13th January

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:56 am
by marktownley
Thanks Alexandra and Stu. I'm really pleased with this new scope, visually there has been oodles to see. Here's one more from the evening.

Imagecraters by Mark Townley, on Flickr

Re: 85% Gibbous Moon - 13th January

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:15 am
by KMH
Mark,

Those are really terrific!

Kevin

Re: 85% Gibbous Moon - 13th January

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:32 am
by marktownley
Thanks Kevin!