Seeing was pretty bad, so these aren’t as crisp as my last set, but I figured they were still good enough to keep.
Moon, near first quarter
I got a lot of time observing the moon waxing around 42%, and a week later have finally processed the captures. On the sharpest ones I think I have below 1km surface resolution, which is far better than I realized was possible! I captured three Apollo sites in these images too:
Nearly Full Moon
This is the first time I’ve been able to point my SCT at the moon. It’s definitely a bit of an improvement over the smaller scopes I’ve been using.
The moon again
Got a quick peek in as the clouds started rolling in. This is with my new phone which has way too many cameras and gets very confused by having a telescope in front of it. I’ll have to experiment with other camera apps. The animation above shows that conditions were not great… You can also […]
The moon through a Lego webcam
I’ve been wanting to try prime-focus imaging, but don’t have the equipment. But I did have a Lego webcam from 2000 sitting around. So I took out the sensor and put it in the tube from a bad Barlow lens and tried it out. I was pretty impressed with the results! I had to use […]
Cellphone picture of the moon
Taken afocally by my cell phone through a 10mm eyepiece on my 70mm f/10 refractor
Afocal cell phone image with my 70mm f/10 refractor