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Takahashi TOA 130 telescope, Takahashi 1.6x extender, Nikon 1.4x extender, Nikon D7000 camera, 1/5 sec at ISO 100, 2/16/13. That's about 2240mm total focal length. It's almost like looking through the telescope!
6.8 Day Moon, half size, no labels from 2/16/13
Hatfield (Mirror Image) Labels
Rukl (Normal) Labels
Big Moon - just after full, 11/27/04
1/200 sec, Takahashi TOA130 f7.7, fl=1000mm, Nikon D100, cropped, camera resolution
"The Straight Wall" or Rupes Recta
8 day 16 hr old Moon 2/20/2002 Hatfield (mirror) orientation
Moon 4.6 days old.
Above: 7 day old moon features labeled
8 day old Moon labeled
11 day old moon labels
Gassendi, M Humorum Doppelmayer area. (11 day old moon)
Annotated 13 days 14 hr. Moon.
Rupes Recta - Straight Wall - Rupes are fault scarps, where tectonic action took place. This particular example is easy to see in just about any telescope. Look for it when the moon is 8-9 days old. It's located east of Birt in the eastern Mare Nubium. It runs for 130 km, rising about 240-300 meters high. It's just a moderate slope rather than a steep drop as it might appear.
Mirror Reversed Moon Maps: I've always had trouble orienting myself when observing the moon. My telescope shows a mirror reversed field, and most maps aren't drawn this way. This page has some reversed images, with labels that help you get oriented when viewing.
Equipment Notes: Takahashi telescopes, Olympus C4040 digicam and Nikon D100 DSLR cameras, Losamandy GM8 and G11 mounts.
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