the moon on a clear night


peter murphy

m back garden in Norwich

Sky Watcher 150pl(6in) Dobsonian Relector, 25mm wide angle lens.
Mobile phone camera ( Sony Ericson Experia 8)

I only just bought my first telescope last month; a 150pl dobsonian reflector. I have been able to use this on only a few occasions. This picture was my first attempt at afocal photography and im please to bits with the results. The moon sits wonderfully in the darkness of the May night sky. with the terminator casting wonderful shadow, allowing for good depth and detail. Copernicus is a beautiful crater, and the Mares’ Tranquillieatis, Serenitatis and Crisium are a awsome to look at; considering the image was taken, through my telescope,on a mobile phone!!!