Monday, 24 December 2007

Getting to know the moon

After some more shots of the moon, as it waxes to its full extent, I thought it was time to get to know what I was getting images of. I therefore decided to sort out a few features on the moon and see if I could identify them. Taking one of the better large images I set about annotating it with a few of the more obvious features.

Using a number of websites, I was pleased that most of the features I found were visible in my picture. The moon apparently moves around a bit, so it is possible to see more than 50% of it over time. Its necessary to flip the image around a bit to undo what the telescope optics do, but here is the result.