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Copernicus Region of the Moon

This (June 26, 2015) photo of the Copernicus region was taken two nights with my new ZWO ASI MC 1.2 Mg lunar and planetary camera. This camera has received excellent reviews in the astronomy magazines and I can see why. These AVI images were shot with my TMB-130 apo refractor and 2X Barlow for a total focal length around 2,000 mm. Moreover they were taken under rather poor seeing conditions and some high haze, but still when a limited number of the better images were stacked and processed in Regitax, the results exceeded my expectations. The splatter of small craters juts below Copernicus are less than a mile in diameter, close to the limit of what a 5-inch telescope can resolve.

Can't wait for a night of really great seeing!

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