Just stepping into this field. For the users to get the grasp of the size and scale of the objects populating our night (and day) skies, I take attention to keep the same scale (a field of view of about 41.2x27.5 arcminutes) and start by introducing the most familiar objects.
Waxing gibbous moon (about 66% illuminated) at night as seen through a 80mm ED-APO refractor telescope in prime focus (600mm focal lenght). Two major craters of the near side of the moon are featured near the terminator (day/night boudary): Copernicus and Tyhco craters, both of the featuring extensive ray systems visible in full-moon shots.
Publishing date: 01-01-2000 ¦
Picture index number: 228