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Lunar Craters

By starman1
Taken Sunday morning around 1:00 AM (7:00 GMT) with the Moon approximately 20 degrees off the horizon. I was observing with an Orion 100 mm refractor (600 mm focal length) and had a 2" Knight Owl 2X Barlow in front of my 2" diagonal while using a 2" Meade 26 mm QX eyepiece. Camera hand held to eyepiece. Cropped with minor sharpening, otherwise this is straight out of the camera.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Landscape and travel

Voters: doug_7, caotiquemind, Davestem and 20 more


doug_7 14 482 England
7 Aug 2007 5:41PM
seems like I`m the only one to appreciate this.
I didn`t understand a word of the tech details but I think this is great.

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7 Aug 2007 5:53PM

7 Aug 2007 5:56PM
very nice
JudeC 12 6 3 England
7 Aug 2007 6:33PM
Wow - what a shot - JudeC
HelenNicol 12 5
7 Aug 2007 6:49PM
Wow, great image!
imander 12 388 7 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 7:32PM
very good the crators on the terminater really stand out
8 Aug 2007 4:41PM
Excellent result - I've tried this myself and it is not at all easy! Need to dust off my telescope - we're living in an apartment in the middle of town at the moment and it hasn't been easy to make use of it. But this is motivating me to do so!
starman1 16 61 United States
8 Aug 2007 6:10PM
Thanks Everyone,

I appreciate the kind comments, and thanks for getting the ball rolling dougieboy.

Hope ya'll get the chance to watch the Perseid Meteor shower this weekend.

Hi Chris,
The nice thing about the Moon for these types of shots is that a dark site is usually not necessary, getting the focus tweaked just right without an infinity stop is the toughest part.
dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
9 Aug 2007 1:25PM
Nice one Dewey.
It's been a while since I last stopped by and looked at your portfolio.
I'll be back later to see what else you have to to delight me.
Doug Wink
PatriciaWilson 15 615 58 Greece
18 Aug 2007 7:54AM
WOW! This is completely awesome!!!
16 Nov 2007 7:39PM

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16 Nov 2007 7:41PM

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