The trials, tribulations and small triumphs of an Indiana astronomer.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Moon, ETX 125
The moon tonight imaged with the ETX 125. The 125 is a great planetary and lunar scope, but I found deep sky imaging is nigh on impossible. This is a single image, 1/100th second captured at prime focus. The large, single crater at the top left is Tycho. Note the central peak and the white "rays" stretching for hundreds of miles.