November 14, 2013

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A Little Dose of Moonshine


image by Kerryn Murphy, Australia

In my past observations of this clair-obscur effect, the terminator had either progressed past, or was still to throw light on the rims that shape this feature. Last Sunday, focusing for my little dose of moonshine, I was delighted to see the 6.95 day Moon had the Lunar X fully illuminated. I was just as delighted to find one of my close up images showed some detail of the small craters (Purbach F, I think one of them) embedded in these rims.

Kerryn Murphy

Technical Details
10 / 11 / 13. Canon IXUS75 Hand held to a 20mm eyepiece and pull in on zoom; scope is an 8" Dobsonian; single shot.

Related Links
21st Century Atlas chart 13.

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