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Thursday, 23 July 2015

The north-east of the Moon seen through astronomical telescope.

Moon's north has many interesting features though not as many as other areas. The first things I think about when it comes to this area are Sinus Iridum Bay, crater Plato, Aristarchus, Aristoteles and Mare Frigoris. Of these only Mare Frigoris Sinus Iridum can be distinguished through binoculars, and Plato, in some lighting conditions. In southern Sinus Iridum is the largest basin on the moon, Oceanus Procellarum, which extends over the northwestern part of it.

In these images are not seen all northern craters of the moon. Photographic maps of the area are here.

The video was made with the camera mounted on the telescope, to be more exact on the telescope eyepiece. To protect the telescope from vibrations, I used a tracking motor from Lacerta, and thus the image was more stable.

However, even with this tracking device for celestial bodies, there were vibrations of the telescope tube, causing the image to be slightly unstable. For this, I used the video stabilization option in Sony Vegas editing software, so the video was 100% correct on this issue.

Unstable aspect of the image through the telescope is caused by a combination of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere and increased streams of heat from the ground and buildings.

Images were obtained by attaching a camera directly into the eyepiece of an astronomical telescope of 8 inch Newtonian; For this reason the eyepiece visual field was increased.

Magnitude: -11.90
Phase: 0.86
Distance: 400.253 km
Illuminated: 85.8% (0% = new, 100% = full)

Astronomical Instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX105
Filter: no
Date: 06.11.2011
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer


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