Hi folks…yes,I am still around.I just haven’t been able to observe and image anything for almost a month due to bad skies and other issues.
First off,I would like to wish everyone in the states a Happy and safe 4th of July and a belated Happy Canada day (which was on the 1st of July) to my friends north of the boarder!.
As I pointed out,I haven’t had the scope out in quite sometime.So,I will share some images of the moon that I took about a month and a half ago.I have been getting a few request on the names of some of the different craters seen on the moons surface.Since the moon has thousands upon thousands of craters.Naming all of them would have been nearly impossible.Well, not impossible….it would just have been a bit more work than I was willing to put into it and besides,if I did try to name all of them in one small image.Their would have been so many different names,that the words would over lap each other.In the image below,I have named as many as the image would hold comfortably without straining the eye.I used the Virtual Moon Atlas (which can be found online for free) to aid me in naming most of the craters but,also realised that some of the smaller craters didn’t have names…yet.One of the interesting and fun things that I like to do when I take a image of the moon is to compare my shot to the Moon Atlas,in hopes of finding a possible new crater.Heh,yeah,I know….finding a new impact crater without someone seeing the actual impact itself is a one in a million chance!.Still,it is a lot of fun looking!!!.
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