Sunrise at the Bay of Rainbows


John C McConnell
  Maghaberry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Photo Title
  Sunrise at the Bay of Rainbows
Time and Date taken
  20th March 2005 2120UT
Equipment used
  8.5inch Dobsonian, Meade Series 4000 15mm plossl
Capturing device used
  Digimaster S320 3.2 mega pixels
Technical details
  Single shot of the 10 day old moon with the camera hand held to a 15mm
EP. Camera brought back 2 stops. Telescope was an 8.5-inch Dobsonian. Unsharp mask in Paint Shop Pro.

North is to the left of the image but you can clearly see the Bay of Rainbows (Sinus Iridum) at the terminator, the 3 crater chain of Ptolemaeus, Plato, the Sea of Serenity and more.



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