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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Western edge of the Moon through a telescope. Registax Images.

Darwin Crater (120 km), is located on the west side of the moon as we see it from Earth. There are also craters on other cosmic bodies with the same name, such as Earth and Mars.

Darwin is a crater on the Moon has an edge significant disintegrated by other subsequent impacts. There are similar dune formations and the floor, is "scratched" by rille, and smaller "ghost" craters barely distinguishable. It is situated on edge the lunar disk and therefore we see it obliquely.

On the western rim of the crater is observed a small one, and on the south floor is one larger but difficult to distinguish, Darwin H (30 km), but in this phase of the moon it is visible.

We also see in images some deep grooves called Rima Darwin and Rima Sirsalis, named after nearby craters or craters which they cross.

Other craters in images are flooded crater Crüger (46 km) which has remained on the surface only its lip, Byrgius (87 km), Henry (41 km), Henry Freres (42 km), Cavendish (56 km) and Mersenius (84 km ).

The images were obtained by attaching a video camera directly into the eyepiece of an astronomical 8" (203 mm) Newtonian telescope; For this reason the eyepiece's visual field was increased.

Video of these pictures can be viewed here, to see all the action in motion.


4035 video frames in Registax.
1436 video frames in Registax.
5221 video frames in Registax.
In the picture below are labeled craters and other lunar features in the region. To better understand this photo, you should note that the label with the name or the letter of larger craters could be found at their center, and on the small craters, you should find them around them, usually above.






Magnitude: -12.03
Phase: 70.5% (0% = new, 100% = full)
Distance: 398.311 km
Illuminated: 92.2%


Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 03/14/2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax 5 FastStone Image Viewer




Sunday, 30 August 2015

Airplane passing in front of the Moon-30 august 2015.

Airplane passing in front of the Moon. Credit: Gabriela Broju.


The Moon captured on August 30 when it was close to perigee, at 4:09, filmed with JVC Everio GZ HM-65, where we see an airplane passing in front of it.



Author: Gabriela Broju
Camera: JVC Everio GZ HM-65.
Date: 30 august 2015, 04:09
Location: Făgăraș




Author: Gabriela Broju
Camera: JVC Everio GZ HM-65.
Date: 29 august 2015, 04:09
Location: Făgăraș


Schiller crater through astronomical telescope. Processing in Registax.

Our Moon is full of craters of all shapes and sizes. One of the craters with a more unusual shape, is Schiller. This "worm" on the west of the Moon, has a length of 179 km and a width of 71 km. It is positioned so that if follows the contour of the lunar disk frpm our perspective.

In these images we see an extra wall located along the eastern edge of Schiller (in images on west because the images are upsidedown).

The area has a milky appearance due to sunlight that makes it seem so. Frankly, that kind of illumination I really like because of various white intensities of the craters. It seems that the saying that the Moon is made of cheese it even makes sense here.

Craters neighboring Schiller are: to the south-southeast is Rost (48 km) and Rost A (39 km) west near the terminal is Schiller C (an incomplete crater) to the east sticking to Schiller, is Bayer (47 km), and north is Nöggerath (31 km) and Nöggerath G (21 km).

159 video frames in Registax.
668 video frames in Registax.

These images are processed in Registax 5 program, of a video with the camera attached to the telescope.

Magnitude: -12.10
Phase: 0.96%
Distance: 402.464 km
Illuminated: 96% (0% = new, 100% = full)


Astronomical Instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX105
Filter: no
Date: 08 november 2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax 5 FastStone Image Viewer

In the picture below are labeled craters and other lunar features in the region. To better understand this photo, you should note that the label with the name or the letter of larger craters could be found at their center, and on the small craters, you should find them around them, usually above.

Image for orientation  23/03/2013.


 
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