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Crater Piccolomini – April 2, 2017

The crater Piccolomini photographed on April 2, 2017 – The crater is named after 16th century Italian Archbishop and astronomer Alessandro Piccolomini. It is 88 kilometers in diameter and 4,500 meters deep. The main peak rises to a height of 2.0 kilometers above the surrounding floor.

Tech Specs: ZWO ASI290MC camera and Meade 12” LX90 telescope mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9 and AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 2.3.0.21. 10k frames, stacked the best 500. Photographed on April 2, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.


Online Information:
Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piccolomini_(crater))

…Tom

Lunar Halo on April 5, 2017

I decided to give the sky one  last look before packing it in for the night, I really wanted to get the scope out last night for some lunar photography. I’m still trying to learn how to use the ASI290MC camera. The clouds were rapidly moving in from the southwest from an approaching warm front, but I did manage to catch this lunar halo before packing it in.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, tripod mounted. Single exposure at ISO 1600 for 5 seconds. Imaged from Weatherly, Pennsylvania on April 5, 2017.

…Tom

Theophilus and Cyrillus Craters – April 2, 2017

Theophilus and Cyrillus Craters photograph on April 2, 2017 – transparency remained pretty good, but seeing was on the horrible side with resulting in a very wavy image.

Tech Specs: ZWO ASI290MC camera and Meade 12” LX90 telescope mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9 and AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 2.3.0.21. 10k frames, stacked the best 2k. Photographed on April 2, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.Online

Information:

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophilus_(crater))

Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillus_(crater))

…Tom

Northwest Area of Mare Imbrium

Here is a wide-field view of the northwest section of Mare Imbrium showing Sinus Iridum, the crater Plato and the Montes Rech mountain range.

Tech Specs: ZWO ASI290MC camera and Meade 12” LX90 telescope mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount – an Antares Focal Reducer was used for the wide view. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9, AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 2.3.0.21, and ImagesPlus v5.75a. Best 2500 frames out of 10000 frames captured. Photographed on March 8, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

Mare Crisium and Proclus Crater

Here is a widefield view of Mare Crisium and the bright crater Proclus – check out those distinctive impact rays.

Tech Specs: ZWO ASI290MC camera and Meade 12” LX90 telescope mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount – an Antares Focal Reducer was used for the wide view. Software used included Sharpcap v2.9, AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 2.3.0.21, and ImagesPlus v5.75a. Best 2500 frames out of 10000 frames captured. Photographed on March 8, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

…Tom

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