Walking the Moon with my own Photos - Crescent of the Waxing Moon

Introduction | Photos | References

On these pages I do "moon walks" on the basis of my own photos. In other words, I try to name the objects on my lunar photos to get to know the moon better. Maybe these pages will help others to get to know the moon better as well...

On this page, the moon is a crescent.

Back to the overview of my "moon walks".

 

Introduction

The following photos show the moon on the third night after new moon, which is probably called the "third" night. The photos are rotated by 180 degrees so that they correspond to the normal viewing impression. Only the photos taken with the GSD680 telescope are really useful for the "moon walk," because they have a much better quality than the photos taken with the small Heritage 100P telescope. The latter are, however, also shown for comparison.

The Crescent Moon is dominated by the Mare Crisium in the middle. A chain of larger craters runs below it to the south. Above it, there are also craters, but only a few of them are named on my maps.

 

Photos

Set 1

First, a photo taken with the 8" Dobsonian telescope GSO GSD680 andwith the camera firmly attached to the eyepiece (April 10, 2016; third day after New Moon, which was on April 10, 2016):

    
   

Center section (100%)

 

Photo data: April 10, 2016, GSO GSD 680 telescope, Leica X Vario mounted fix to 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece

Set 2

Next, a photo taken with the same telescope, but with the camera held to the eyepiece (April 10, 2016; third day after New Moon, which was on April, 7, 2016). Since the eyepiece had only half the focal length of the previous one, the magnification is doubled, so that only a part of the crescent moon is visible.

    

Photo data: April 10, 2016, GSO GSD 680 telescope, Leica X Vario held tothe 16 mm UWA eyepiece

Set 3

For comparison, a photo taken with the small 4" Dobsonian telescope Sky-Watcher Heritage 100P:

    
   

Center section (100%)

 

Photo data: April 10, 2016, Sky-Watcher Heritage 100P telescope, Leica X Vario mounted fix to 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece

 

References

 

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