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Job 9:9

Job 9:9-10
9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Crescent Moon

The moon, 3 days, 3 hours old when this picture was taken:

This image of the moon is a mosaic of 7 images, all taken with the Meade 4 1/2 inch reflector at f8.  There was a thin covering of cloud, but I really wanted to try out the reflector.  Considering the clouds, I am happy with this photo.

Mare Crisium dominates the northern half, with Cleomedes just above it.  Mare Smythii is just under, barely visible in this photo.  Langrenus crater dominates the equator.  Petavius and Furnerius are quite visible below Langrenus.

Although the transparency was terrible, this image marks first light with this telescope.  If I can stay up late enough, perhaps I'll try Saturn on this scope.


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