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From Copernicus to Iridum

In this shot we will explore the major landmarks from Copernicus Crater to Sinus Iridium. Looking towards the top of the photo is Copernicus Crater it is locat...
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In this shot we will explore the major landmarks from Copernicus Crater to Sinus Iridium. Looking towards the top of the photo is Copernicus Crater it is located I the center of Mare Insularum (Sea of Islands). To the right and fading in the shadows is Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms). Oceanus Procellarum is where Apollo 12 landed with Alan Bean and Pete Conrad. Then as we move down the photo across Montes Carpatus or Carpatus Mountains we find the most prominent feature in this photo Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers). At the bottom of the photo you will see a huge impact crater that looks like a handle from a coffee cup, this is the beautiful Sinus Iridum or "Bay of Rainbows".

This photograph was taken with iPhone camera with an 8" Orion reflector telescope and 17mm eyepiece, I used a #80 blue filter for contrast.
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Natasha
 
Natasha January 12, 2014
Amazing shot! Very cool!
LeoCombs
 
LeoCombs January 14, 2014
This is a really awesome shot of the moon! Thanks for also sharing the things that you can see on it. Really nice.
Corriher
 
Corriher January 14, 2014
Wow!
seangoldie
 
seangoldie January 21, 2014
great shot! I've been wanting to have a go at shooting the moon for a while now!
rikfreeman
 
rikfreeman January 24, 2014
WOW!!!
iamtherie
 
iamtherie January 31, 2014
Great shot! Very nice work
brandengonzales
 
brandengonzales February 02, 2014
This is an amazing picture! Love it!
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GordonD February 12, 2014
Ok your a star I tried this as you described and failed miserably by the time i got any where near a decent shot the clouds came over lol,
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mcampi November 21, 2014
What camera and lens did you use to get this awesome shot

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