The last Moon of 2017?

The Moon kept me company over my left shoulder as I walked up the Wrekin in Shropshire today. It was quite beautiful up there, and luckily, the clouds stayed away tonight, and I was able to do some lunar photography through my 8″ Skywatcher.


Somehow, the Southern Highlands seem to be so much sharper than any details on Sinus Iridum. I’m wondering if it’s a collimation issue. Whatever, I’ve never had clearer photos of Clavius, so I’m pleased with tonight’s shots. I also took a minute of film, to try and stack the frames if I ever get my head around all the buttons and terminology on Autostacker and the rest.


Sindrus Iridum

Southern Highlands