14 June 2014

Mare Nubium-Pitatus-Tycho-Clavius

Mare Nubium, Pitatus, Tycho & Clavius
Another one photo with my new setup(ASI 120mm & Skymax 127/1500)
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"Sea of Clouds" redirects here. It is not to be confused with the Chinese poetic term for the surroundings of a mountain's summit, most-notably at Huangshan.
Mare Nubium ("sea of clouds") is a lunar mare in the Nubium basin on the Moon's near side. The mare is located just to the southeast of Oceanus Procellarum.

Tycho is a prominent lunar impact crater located in the southern lunar highlands, named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601).[1] To the south is the crater Street; to the east is Pictet, and to the north-northeast is Sasserides. The surface around Tycho is replete with craters of various sizes, many overlapping still older craters. Some of the smaller craters are secondary craters formed from larger chunks of ejecta from Tycho.

10 June 2014

Copernicus crater

Copernicus crater
with my new telescope Skywatcher Skymax 127/1500 Maksutov and my new camera ZWO ASI 120mm.
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Copernicus is a lunar impact crater named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, located in eastern Oceanus Procellarum .It typifies craters that formed during the Copernican period in that it has a prominent ray system.
Copernicus is visible using binoculars, and is located slightly northwest of the center of the Moon's Earth-facing hemisphere. South of the crater is the Mare Insularum, and to the south-south west is the crater Reinhold. North of Copernicus are the Montes Carpatus, which lie at the south edge of Mare Imbrium. West of Copernicus is a group of dispersed lunar hills. Due to its relative youth, the crater has remained in a relatively pristine shape since it formed