British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community

Gassendi Crater


Expand image

About this observation
Philip Masding
Time of observation
05/02/2020 - 22:00
Gassendi crater
Observing location
10" LX200 classic
Skyris 445M mono camera
Baader red filter
Orion x2 Barlow for f20
1/30 seconds

This time of the year is always the best for the moon due to it being high in the sky in the evening. The seeing was also good today so I thought I'd have a go at imaging Gassendi due to the nice rille system on its floor. The result certainly reaches the theoretical resolution of a 250 mm telescope. According to moon trek the smallest craters are around 800m in diameter or about 0.42 arcseconds 

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.