Moon Photography

Theophilus and Cyrillus Craters – June 19, 2018
Theophilus and Cyrillus Craters – continued work on the Sky-Watcher 120ED and Televue 4x Powermate. Seeing was good with a few high clouds, this is only the best 15% of 5000 frames. Looking forward to capturing 25k frames in future efforts.
Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Televue 4x Powermate, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ZWO ASI290MC. Captured using SharpCap v3.0 software. Image date: 19 June 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA, USA.
Additional Info:Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophilus_(crater))Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillus_(crater))
Copernicus Crater - May 24, 2018
First test run using the Televue 2” 4x Powermate on the 120ED scope, not too bad. Need better seeing to capture more than 5,000 frames. This is Copernicus Crater on Earth’s moon.
Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ZWO ASI290MC camera, Televue 4x Powermate, best 15% of 5,000 frames. Image Date: May 24, 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.
Boussingault Crater on Earth’s Moon
Here is a view of Boussingault Crater, the first thing you’ll notice is that it has a crater inside a crater. The main crater measures about 79 miles across and appears to be oblong due to the viewing angle.
Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ZWO ASI290MC, Televue 4x Powermate. Image date: 19 May 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory, Weatherly, PA, USA.
Additional Info:Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boussingault_(crater))
Clavius Crater Through the Esprit 120ED
Clavius is a large crater found on the southern side of the moon, it measures approximately 136 miles across. The crater was named after Christoph Klau (or Christophorus Clavius) a 16th century German mathematician and astronomer.
Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, ZWO ASI290MC camera, Televue 4x Powermate, best 15% of 5,000 frames. Image Date: May 24, 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.