Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mountains of the Moon

It seemed like the first clear night in almost two weeks, and I finally got back outside with the telescope. The moon is the dominant feature of the night sky, a bright gibbous lighting my back yard. I put the 9mm eyepiece in and concentrated on the terminator and edges. There were some nice mountainous regions with the craters well highlighted. 
Saturn was a challenge because of the moon's glare, but a got a quick view with the 9mm. The wind was just enough to make things a big shaky, but I still had a few moments of the gold ball with its rings. 

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