Wonderful Lunar Real Estate

Any optical aid, from binoculars to a small or large telescope, will show craters and mountain ranges on the Moon.
Take a peek, even in gaps between the clouds at the Moon.
Here’s two photos, with my Canon XS on a tripod, with a 250mm zoom lens. The first photo shows how the moon looks in the camera, but the next two photos have just the part with the moon in it.

first quarter moon canon xs 250mm

first quarter moon canon xs 250mm

Previous photo with some sharpening and increased contrast.

Previous photo with some sharpening and increased contrast.

The next night’s moon was very 3d with the mountain range north of the center of the Moon casting large shadows, but clouds kept the photos from being very sharp.

Thursday, sunrise over Copernicus crater (two days after the previous photo)- enlarge to see the details.

Monday, sunrise over Copernicus crater (two days after the previous photo)- enlarge to see the details.

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