MOON ON 2017/07/04

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Observation place


CameraCanon Power Shot SX540 HS camera with 50x zoom or 215mm focal length (equivalent to 1mm focal length with 200x24mm SLR camera)
MountFixed tripod
Selected resolution5184 x 3888 pixels (20,2 Mp)
Image typeColor camera
Picture format16-bit final JPG and TIF
Exhibition1/600 second, F / 8, ISO 80
Number of imagesSelection of the 10 best photos out of 431 taken
Image acquisition softwarePerformed with the Canon Power Shot SX540 HS Camera Camera

Object description

Object typeLune
Visual magnitude-11,1
Diameter3 468 km
Dimension seen from Earth29 x 28,5 arc minutes
Moon - Earth distance when shooting405 km
Phase85.4% of the surface is illuminated
The image was taken during the end of the first quarter of the Moon. The interest here is to bring out the relief of the craters in the region of the terminator (part between shadow and light during the first and last quarter of the Moon). This region is on the left side of the Moon. It features a lot of craters left down. This region includes the well-known Tycho crater. Higher, still to the left, the most famous crater of the Moon, Copernicus, is also highlighted. See the annotation in the following link:
Richard Beauregard
Sky Astro - CCD
My impression "We cannot be alone in this gigantic universe"