Crater Gassendi and the northern part of Mare Humorum

Here is a sketch of the Moon on the 5th of September from my backyard in Adelaide, South Australia. The moons phase was waxing at 83%, with only the very western edge still in shadow. I observed with a C11 SCT. Seeing was quite reasonable, so I took a 15mm eyepiece + 2x Barlow for … Continue reading Crater Gassendi and the northern part of Mare Humorum


Crater Bullialdus

After observing Saturn early on the morning of 4th February, I shifted my C11 telescope to the Moon. The 60km diameter crater Bullialdus was prominent in Mare Nubium, with stark shadows and multiple central peaks showing in this illumination. After a quick pencil sketch, I took a photograph and some time later sketched the scene, … Continue reading Crater Bullialdus