It’s been quite a while since A lunar tour from Earlspark Avenue so I decided to give it another go. We had quite a good clear night on Thursday so I set up the Mak 150 ’scope in the garden, ready for some more snaps at about 20:30. I began with 2 DSLR shots with my Canon EOS 500D to set the scene, stitched together again with Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor (ICE) to make a single image of the waxing gibbous moon.
Then I switched to the ZWO ASI224MC camera as before, still using the infra-red pass filter which is meant to give a more stable view, albeit monochrome (and with a bluish cast). Meantime the moon disappeared behind a tree, but it emerged again a bit later and I resumed at 22:00
Once again, I have used Virtual Moon Atlas to provide screen-shots for annotation, and also a description of the selected feature. But this time I have built them into a five image slider to save screen space
Circular formation situated on the East wall of Albategnius.
Pretty steep slopes.
Few high walls ridden to the North-East by Klein A and to the South by Klein C.
Flat and extensive floor. Central mountain. Rille and craterlets.
Circular formation forming a remarkable trio with Cyrillus and Catharina.
Tormented and steep slopes overhanging Sinus Asperitatis from 1200m and supporting Cyrillus to the South-East Theophilus F to the West and Mädler to the East.
Very high walls with terraces overlapped by Theophilus B to the North-West.
Flat floor. Imposing central mountain 1 400 m high with 4 summits. Line of crests hills and craterlets.
Circular formation situated on the South bank of Palus Epidemiarum.
Steep slopes to the South crushed to the South-West by Capuanus P and with perpendicular crests to the North-West.
Pretty high walls supporting Capuanus A to the South-East high to the South-West with crater and almost gobbled to the North-East.
Flat floor with craterlets and domes.
Young and isolated formation with hexagonal form. Bright rays all around.
Very steep slopes dominant Mare Insularum of 900 m tormented and supporting Fauth to the South and Gay-Lussac to the North.
Floor flatter to the North that to the South. Three central mountains (1200 m). Hills and ruins in the arena.