Our Scarred Neighbour


James Persico

Hale, Greater Manchester

I used my Casio EX-Z850 compact camera afocally with my Skywatcher Explorer 150P with a 10mm eyepiece in.

I have recently started editing my pictures with photo-editing software in order to pull out more detail and features. Sharpening this image, as well as only using the clearest colour channel (red), has revealed a wealth of craters, scars and mountains running throughout the entire face of the moon. I’ve had my telescope for around 7 months now, and the moon is still by far the most fascinating object in the sky!