Although the conditions were very good tonight for visual seeing, they were quite poor for
imaging the Moon since it is sitting low in the southern sky right now. End result is having to
shoot Moon pics through a whole lot of atmosphere.
Tried a few shots while out watching the Elk tonight, and they were just awful, so, I waited
until much of the Earths heat from the warm day had dissipated (to avoid the heat waves),
and then stepped out for some off-hand shots.
Getting good focus was still a challenge, but out of thirty pics taken, three were selected
for processing, and this one was the only real keeper.
1/200s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso160
Copernicus (at about the "9pm" spot) was very prominent tonight, as was Plato, the dark and shallow
appearing crater a ways above Copernicus. As a reference, Plato is 104km x 104km in size.
The Moon will be in a much better position here on October 8th for the "CiC International
Shoot the Moon" event. Be sure to mark your calenders and prepare to take a few
moonshots for the occasion!.