Some shots from the night of the 17th
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:49 AM
I took my scope and gear up the road from our house to my favorite spot overlooking the Pacific some 50km to the west.
Seeing was good enough to use the big barlow, but wind cut my session short. Dobs don't work well with wind while imaging.
A nice dramatic view of Aristillus deep in shadow with the Valentine dome to the east:
A good view of the Treisnecker rille region:
Janssen and Fabricius (with its bizarre E shaped central peaks)This sequence seemed to have the best seeing.
And lastly the target I was most interested in due to the work of Raf, and Barry which was featured in the Feb 15th LPOD.
http://lpod.wikispac...bruary 15, 2013
I was not even sure if this could be imaged but I was amazed to see it visually with 300X's mag, the shadow the dome cast was very evident! I will try to image it again under a high sun angle to see if the pyroclastic blanket can be detected.
Lots of interesting little features in this image such as Rima Canon a little west of the dome:
hope you like em!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:54 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:24 PM
Your img189 is particularly interesting due to the lpod features described.
Thanks for the views.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:13 PM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:22 PM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:42 PM
Congratulations! That's really something to be proud of.
Thanks all it was a fun session! Always cool to get Charles Woods interpertation!
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:51 PM