21.2.2018
 
A big terminator mosaic. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
22.2.2018
 
Digiscoping with Samsung Galaxy J5 and NexStar8i.
 
   
Posidonius 21.2.2018
 
Posidonius and its rille system.
 
   
Rima Hyginus, Rima Ariadaeus 22.2.2018 18.26
 
Rima Ariadaeus is over 300 km long rille that connects with a Rima Hyginus to the west. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Rima Hyginus, Rima Ariadaeus 22.2.2018 18.53
 
Same system with different processing.
 
   
Aristoteles, Eudoxus, Hercules, Atlas 22.2.2018
 
Two crater pairs. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Montes Apenninus 23.2.2018 16.33
 
Daytime images of the mountains with long shadows.
 
   
Montes Apenninus 23.2.2018 16.41
 
Took a few sets of the same target always refocusing i.e. guessing the exact focus.
 
   
Montes Apenninus 23.2.2018 16.50
 
Seeing changed from image to image.
 
   
Montes Apenninus 23.2.2018 17.00
 
The four pictures so more or less the same features. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Rimae Triesnecker, Rima Hyginus 23.2.2018 17.28
 
Daylight image of the rille systems.
 
   
Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus, Arzachel 23.2.2018 17.36
 
Mosaic of the three craters. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Aristillus, Autolycus, Archimedes 23.2.2018 17.56
 

Three different craters near the mountains. This is also the landing place of Luna 2 probe. A link to a bigger picture.

 
   
Aristillus, Autolycus, Archimedes 23.2.2018 18.02
 

Same view few minutes later. A link to a bigger picture.

 
   
Montes Apenninus 23.2.2018 18.34
 
Apollo 15 landing site Hadley Rille well seen. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Rima Hyginus, Rima Ariadaeus 23.2.2018 18.44
 
Rima Ariadaeus is over 300 km long rille that connects with a Rima Hyginus to the west. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Plato, Montes Alpes 24.2.2018 20.28
 

Plato with short shadows. A link to a bigger picture.

 
   
Aristillus, Autolycus, Archimedes 24.2.208 20.35
 

Imaged in poor seeing. Hadley Rille is also visible.

 
   
Clavius 24.2.2018 20.52
 
Orbital projection of Clavius.
 
   
Clavius, Tycho 24.2.2018 20.52
 

Tycho shows some finer detail. A link to a bigger picture.

 
   
Clavius 24.2.2018 20.59
 

Used a barlow-lens to get a closer view, but seeing wasnt good enough for anything better.

 
   
Montes Apenninus 25.2.2018 20.44
 
Mountain range in high Sun angle with Eratosthenes crater top left corner. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Clavius 25.2.2018 20.50
 
Perhaps my best Clavius so far. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Copernicus 25.2.2018 20.57
 
Copernicus and surroundings. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Plato 25.2.2018 21.02
 
Plato with Montes Recti in view. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
25.2.2018
 
A monochrome Moon mosaic.
 
   
Gassendi 27.2.2018 19.32
 
Gassendi and the Sea of Moisture.
 
   
Gassendi 27.2.2018 19.48
 
Gassendi 15 minutes later. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
J Herschel. Pythagoras 28.2.2018 20.28
 
165 km crater (J.Herschel) located in the northern part of the Moon. Pythagoras has a 1,5 km high double peak. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
J Herschel. Pythagoras 28.2.2018 21.37
 
The same area an hour later. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Reiner Gamma 28.2.2018 20.34
 

The biggest lunar swirl from orbital perspective.

 
   
Reiner Gamma 28.2.2018 20.34
 
Original image from which the previous picture was made. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Reiner Gamma 28.2.2018 21.28
 
Reiner Gamma an hour later.
 
   
Reiner Gamma 28.2.2018 21.44
 
Last image of the night.
 
   
Vallis Schröteri 27.2.2018 19.19
 
The largest sinuous rille on the Moon. Also in the picture is crater Väisälä. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Vallis Schröteri 27.2.2018 19.42
 
Same view. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Vallis Schröteri 27.2.2018 20.36
 
Another one an hour later.
 
   
Vallis Schröteri 27.2.2018 20.42
 
And the last one. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
21.3.2018
 
Mosaic of the daytime crescent Moon. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Mare Nectaris 23.3.2018
 
The 340 km wide Sea of Nectar. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Montes Apenninus, Mare Serenitatis 25.3.2018
 
The 674 km wide Sea of Serenity.
 
   
Rupes Recta 25.3.2018
 
110 km long linear fault on the Moon. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Copernicus 26.3.2018 19.29
 
Copernicus in sharp light angle.
 
   
Clavius 26.3.2018 19.36
 
Orbital view of Clavius.
 
   
Clavius 26.3.2018 19.36
 
Close up of Clavius in not so great seeing.
 
   
Copernicus 26.3.2018 20.11
 
Classic Copernicus. link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Clavius, Longomontanus 26.3.2018 20.17
 
Notice the sharp shadows on the crater floor. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Clavius 26.3.2018 20.24
 
Another Clavius. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Copernicus 26.3.2018 21.07
 
Copernicus an hour later. link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Clavius 26.3.2018 21.13
 
Another orbital view of Clavius.
 
   
Clavius 26.3.2018 21.13
 
Clavius in average seeing.
 
   
Montes Apenninus 26.3.2018 19.15
 
The mountain range that forms the southeastern border of the large Mare Imbrium.
 
   
Montes Apenninus 26.3.2018
 
Wider view of the mountains. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Plato, Montes Alpes 26.3.2018 19.01
 
Plato with Montes Alpes. Also Vallis Alpes is seen.
 
   
Clavius, Longomontanus, Tycho, Moretus 27.3.2018 20.28
 
Wide view of the familiar craters. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Montes Apenninus, Eratosthenes, Copernicus 27.3.2018
 
The impressive mountain range, Copernicus at the right end. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Gassendi 28.3.2018
 
Orbital view of Gassendi.
 
   
Gassendi, Mare Humorum 28.3.2018
 
The Sea of Moisture is 389 km across. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Mare Humorum 28.3.2018
 
A wider field mosaic of Mare Humorum. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Reiner Gamma 30.3.2018 23.38
 
Imaged in bad weather.
 
   
Vallis Schröteri 30.3.2018 23.57
 
A different angle to this object.
 
   
Langrenus, Petavius 19.4.2018
 
A nice pair of craters usually difficult to image. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Langrenus 19.4.2018
 
Orbital view of Langrenus.
 
   
Petavius 19.4.2018 17.41
 
Daytime Petavius and its rille system. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Petavius 19.4.2018 18.21
 
Same area 1,5 hours later. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Mare Crisium 19.4.2018 18.00
 
Mare Crisium, the Sea of Crisis, is a lunar mare 555 km in diameter. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Mare Crisium 19.4.2018 18.45
 
Another image showing the high mountains around Mare Crisium. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Vallis Schröteri, Kepler 27.4.2018
 
Rays of Kepler and Vallis Schröteri. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Schickard, Schiller 27.4.2018 22.40
 
Elongated crater Schiller and Schickard. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 18.5.2018 18.41
 
First daylight Petavius and Humboldt of the season.
 
   
Langrenus 19.5.2018 17.11
 
Langrenus imaged from bright skies.
 
   
Petavius 19.5.2018 17.23
 
Petavius and also Humboldt on the rim.
 
   
Mare Crisium 19.5.2018 17.52
 
Daytime Sea of Crisis. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Langrenus 19.5.2018 18.12
 
Langrenus is a 132 km wide terraced crater with a large central peak. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 19.5.2018 18.33
 
Petavius and edge on Humboldt. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Langrenus 19.5.2018 18.41
 
Langrenus showing its terraced slopes.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 19.5.2018 18.50
 
Petavius and Humboldt again. Contrast is getting slightly better as Sun goes lower in the sky.
 
   
Mare Crisium 19.5.2018 19.00
 
555 km wide Sea of Crisis.
 
   
Janssen, Fabricius 19.5.2018 19.04
 
Huge crater complex on the edge of light and dark.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 19.5.2018 19.12
 
Petavius shown only half way.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 21.5.2018 17.36
 
Lots of contrast and details is seen. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Rupes Altai 21.5.2018 17.53
 
A long slope close to Mare Nectaris. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina 21.5.2018 18.30
 
Three big craters on the edge of Mare Nectaris. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Theophilus, Cyrillus 21.5.2018 18.40
 
Sharp central peaks of Theophilus.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 21.5.2018 18.52
 
Petavius and Humboldt turning into view.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 21.5.2018 19.13
 
Another image 20 minutes later.
 
   
Humboldt 21.5.2018 19.20
 
A libration target in good view.
 
   
Boussingault, Helmholtz, Boguslawsky 21.5.2018 19.30
 
Strange looking deep terraced crater Boussingault. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Mare Nectaris 21.5.2018 19.57
 
The Sea of Nectar. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 21.5.2018 20.08
 
Humboldt showing rille-system.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 21.5.2018 20.33
 
Good contrast on this monochrome image.
 
   
Apollo 16 landing site 21.5.2018 20.51
 
Apollo 16 landing site in the Lunar highlands. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Humboldt 21.5.2018 21.01
 
Another Humboldt imaged with different settings.
 
   
Humboldt 21.5.2018 21.12
 
Humboldt is a 207 km wide crater with complex rille system.
 
   
Theophilus, Cyrillus 21.5.2018 21.08
 
100 km wide Theophilus with its impressive central peak . Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Theophilus, Cyrillus 21.5.20187 20.55
 
Same pair imaged with slightly smaller magnification.
 
   
Humboldt 21.5.2018 21.42
 
Last Humboldt of the session.
 
   
Langrenus 21.5.2018 21.52
 
Langrenus with no shadows.
 
   
Montes Apenninus 23.5.2018 19.02
 
About 5400 m high mountain range. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Humboldt, Petavius 23.5.2018 19.27
 
First image of my main target that day.
 
   
Humboldt 23.5.2018 20.05
 
One of the many images taken 23.5 showing the interesting libration target.
 
   
Alphonsus, Arzachel, Rupes Recta 23.5.2018 20.16
 
110 km long linear fault on the Moon. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Moretus, Clavius 23.5.2018 20.41
 
My favourite Moon image so far. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Boussingault 23.5.2018 20.50
 
Strange looking deep terraced crater Boussingault.
 
   
Langrenus 23.5.2018 21.00
 
Langrenus with no shadows. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Mare Nectaris 23.5.2018 21.18
 
Surprisingly ok image with almost no shadows. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Montes Apenninus, Archimedes, Eratosthenes 23.5.2018 21.56
 
Mosaic of the mountains imaged with my old smaller SCT. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Rimae Triesnecker, Rima Hyginus, Rima Ariadaeus 23.5.2018 21.37
 
Rimae Triesnecker is a rille system running generally north -south. A link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 23.5.2018 22.10
 
Petavius and Humboldt closer to the edge. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Apollo 11,5
 
Little experimantation of space art. Some parts of the image are borrowed from NASA. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Rupes Recta, Arzachel 23.5.2018 22.37
 
Straight wall again. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Humboldt 23.5.2018 22.46
 
Last Humboldt of the day.
 
   
Clavius 24.5.2018 19.45
 
Another Clavius and Moretus.
 
   
Petavius, Humboldt 24.5.2018 19.53
 
Surface rays are crossing the Lunar landscape.
 
   
Montes Apenninus, Hadley Rille 24.5.2018 20.10
 
Apollo 15 landing site again.
 
   
Mare Nectaris 24.5.2018 20.18
 
The Sea of Nectar with no shadows. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
Langrenus 24.5.2018 20.22
 
Lagrenus with Sun very high above..
 
   
Copernicus 24.5.2018 20.31
 
Copernicus in sharp light angle.
 
   
Humboldt 24.5.2018 20.38
 
A large 207 km wide crater with complex rille system.
 
   
Moretus 24.5.2018 20.47
 
114 km wide 5 km deep crater with sharp central peak 2,1 km high. Link to a bigger picture.
 
   
 
 
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