Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Years Eve - Chris Woodcock

On the evening of new years eve into new years day i braved the fireworks and set up my 80mm refractor to observe the waxing Gibbous Moon.
the sky was totally clear, apart from the wizzing and banging fireworks that lit up the sky and almost deafened me, but it was worth it.
The Moon had just got high enough in the sky for me to see with the telescope and was in an area of sky populated with a lot of stars.
The Terminator, (the part of the Moon where day side meets night), was clearly showing the mountains and craters, including the largest Moon mountain Piton, which stands 12 miles from base to peak.
See image below, taken 00:05 on 01/01/2016, using 80mm refractor and iphone 5s.
Chris Woodcock