Moon morn

The last quarter moon was hanging out over our house this morning, so I took its picture.

Here is the scene from my Canon XS through the 8-inch Orion Dobsonian telescope….it’s very much like the view you can see through the dob with a 30mm (40power) 2-inch-wide eyepiece.

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Then I tried to zoom in with some additional lenses.  In one of those indentations in the mountain range is where Apollo 15 landed. We can’t see the lunar module, but it’s cool to know that we can see the plain between the mountains they explored.  It’s a bit fuzzier than the larger photo since increasing the magnification requires a longer exposure and the Earth’s rotation moves the Moon.

Cropped from a larger photo, and brightened.

Cropped from a larger photo, and brightened.

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