Moon Observing Campaign 2018

Latest observations added at the top.

Images taken with 5inch or 6inch APO refractor or 13inch Newtonian
Recording with DMK41 or ASI120MC ASI174MM camera using FireCapture software. Processing in AstroStakkert!2, Registax 6 and Photoshop CS2.

2018-07-19 03:47UT The Apolo 11 landing site near the craters Sabine and Moltke and Rimae Hypatia. The actual NASA hardware is of course invisible at this resolution. But with a reference image we can identify the approximate location of the site. The crater named in honor of Neil Armstring is visible at the upper right corner of the blue reference box. The image with the 130mm refractor suffers from quite bad seeing and there is a dust spec just near the crater Moltke. (Click on the image for the original image size).

2018-06-17 03:37UT At a star party the location allowed a nice view of the crescent Moon. The image is capturing the Earth shine using the 130mm APO F6.3 and 1.5x Barlow. Quite nice that the lens combination is not showing a ghost reflex. The star to the right of the Moon is Chi Cancri., which just came out of an occultation.

2018-03-29 05:02UT Starting the new campaign with a sequence of images from north to south along the lunar terminator at about 94% illumination. Image centered on Sinus Iridum.

2018-03-29 05:03UT The crater Aristarchus. It is a young crater and the crater inside has some of the brightest colored material on the entire Moon.

2018-03-29 05:04UT Mare Humorum and crater Gassendi.

2018-03-29 05:09UT, The Lunar South Pole in a 3x1 mosaic. Craters  Schickard, Schiller and Clavius and many more. (click on image for full size version)

Copyright images and processing Gert Gottschalk.
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