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Old 01-11-2023, 10:46 AM
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Some closeups on the lunar limb @99% Illumination

Really poor conditions for this last week for planetary/lunar observations- but still had that itch to look upwards. Taken on the 29th with a 99% moon, I concentrated my observations on the north-eastern and south-eastern lunar limbs that were still providing some interesting views. Here's a couple of features that I found interesting!

Gauss, Hahn & Berosus: Right on the northeastern limb, Gauss is seldom imaged, but quite large and an interesting site. Being affected by libration - from what I can research I think I may have been viewing at an unfavourable time but compared to some of the few other pics I've found online I've been able to capture most of it I think.

Boussingault: On the southeast limb, what struck me was the very interesting sight of another large crater that lies entirely within its outer walls!

Wish I could have got some more, but with only a few fleeting moments of good seeing, was kinda happy to walk away with anything tbh.

c14 (non edge) @f11 with asi178mm (IR685 filter)
AS!3, Registax6

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Old 01-11-2023, 03:06 PM
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Gauss is such a big sucker. And it's not often that the libration, weather, time is right to see the nether regions well. The asi178mm really does a great job.
Great captures of a difficult region.
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Old 01-11-2023, 03:33 PM
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Fabulous captures in the circumstances.

One feels it is time to “lower the landing gear” in final approach mode!

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Old 01-11-2023, 06:47 PM
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Very nice, our close neighbour is such an attractive and interesting subject, so much to explore under the ever changing light conditions.

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Old 01-11-2023, 07:49 PM
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Thanks guys I really appreciate your kind words! Feel like it’s certainly not my best image but somewhat of an achievement given the conditions of late.
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Old 03-11-2023, 09:02 AM
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Dave,
Always enjoy viewing your lunar images and especially these ones at near full moon
Excellent work , most folk wouldn’t bother with such a bright moon but your big rig and strategic positioning has done it again , really nice well balanced processing.

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Old 03-11-2023, 09:19 AM
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Great images of our nearest neighbour David
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Thanks Joe & Martin for your encouragement! Certainly a challenging shoot but sometimes it’s fun to do something a bit different, and I’m glad to have made the most of it now it’s clouds/rain for the foreseeable future!
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