Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Moon - 4 days old

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This image shows Crater Endymion and Mare Humboltianum and was taken by Peter Branson on the 1st April 2017. It was obtained from several 2000-frame videos. Each video was first processed in AutoStakkert and the best 10% of these frames were stacked. The resulting image was imported into Registax and, using the wavelets tool, further sharpening was applied. The video was taken with a ZWO ASI224-Cool high frame rate camera, operating at about 50 frames per second, through a Hutech IDAS light pollution filter attached to a Celestron C9.25 Schmitt-Cassegrain telescope. The telescope arrangement was mounted on an HEQ5 mount.  Image Copyright: Peter Branson.




Alex from the Willington Scout Group took this image of the Moon through the Society's 10-inch Newtonian reflector at our Flamsteed Observatory during a visit on the 22nd April 2015.  Image Copyright: Alex - Willington Scout Group.



Sophie from the Willington Scout Group took this image of the Moon through the Society's 10-inch Newtonian reflector at our Flamsteed Observatory during a visit on the 22nd April 2015.  Image Copyright: Sophie - Willington Scout Group.




Chris Newsome took the following three pictures of the Moon on the 29th April 2009 with the Society's 8" Meade LX-90 and an LPI camera. For all three images the stacking was done in Registax Version 5 and the processing in CS2.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.

This image shows part of the north-east region of the Moon. The prominent crater Posidonius lies on the terminator and the smooth area to the right of it is part of the Lacus Somniorum. In the two o'clock position from the centre of the image are the pair of craters Atlas (the larger of the two) and Hercules. Between Atlas and the lunar limb lies the somewhat foreshortened crater Endymion. A part of the Mare Humboldtianum is just visible on the limb beyond Endymion. This image is an 85 frame 37 multipoint stack.



This image shows Mare Nectaris and surroundings. Note the partially buried formation Fracastorius in the south-west corner of Mare Nectaris. The image is a 96 frame 40 multipoint stack.



This image shows the south-east region of the Moon and the heavily cratered highlands characteristic of the southern hemisphere. The somewhat indistinct and almost totally ruined formation of Janssen lies at the centre of the the image while the broken line of the Rheita Valley stretches from one to three o'clock of centre. This image is a 228 frame 49 multipoint stack.




The following picture by Chris Newsome is a montage of 6 images comprising the 4.5 day old Moon taken on the 12th May 2005.
Click here for the full resolution image.  Image Copyright: Chris Newsome.


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