|Clavius crater, 85 frames at 90% best quality in Registax|
|Clavius crater, 17 frames at 85% best quality in Registax|
|Clavius crater, 2 frames at 100% best quality in Registax|
Earth's Moon is "changing", not geological, but through light and shadow. Due to the phases of the Moon, we enjoy a unique show every evening, moonscape always having another look for those who have an astronomical telescope of any power, large or small.
I have often filmed the south area of the Moon, but always different. I captured the moment when the large crater Clavius (in the center of images) was almost completely in shadow, times when it was in full sunlight, and times like now, when the sun shines from the east, and the Moon is 62% illuminated.
The black spot near Clavius, is Blancanus crater (105 km), which was in darkness that night, of which we can see only the top of the inner wall of the south, making it a unique landscape picture for me. Note the descending arc of craters on the floor of Clavius. They are more seen from this phase of the Moon than other times.
Images are processings from Registax, of a video from which were taken a variety of shots, merged to form a single image. To also see the video of there pictures, see Video by astronomical telescope crater Clavius 2012.
|Clavius crater. Registax image from February 13, 2011.|
Age of the Moon: 8 days
Phase: 59% (0% = New, 100% = full)
Distance: 381,110 km
Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5) motorized
Camera: Sony CX130
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: Registax, FastStone Image Viewer