The Moon at 6 Days Old

1/250 second exposure, Kodak Tri-x 400 film.
10" f/5.6 newtonian at prime focus.

The 6 day old moon. This is one of the best times for viewing the moon. The southern highlands are displaying considerable detail, while in the north, large, indivaidual craters such as Autolycus and Aristilus on the floor of Mare Imbrium are visible.

The Caucasus mountains separate Mare Imbrium from Mare Serenitatis, and are displayed at their best at this time, while to the north, the Alps are just becomming visible. To the north of Mare Serenitatis are the large craters, Aristoteles and Eudoxus. Eudoxus is the closer to Mare Serenitatis.

Combination of 10, 0.02 second images.
SBIG ST-8XE CCD. 5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

Mosiac made from 14 images, each a combination of 10, 0.005 second exposures.
SBIG ST-8XE CCD. 20" f/6.8 Dall-Kirkham cassegrain telescope at prime focus.

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