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How can I identify the craters on the moon?
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Thank you very much for the tip! I used a map of the moon that I found online and visually managed to identify what I imaged 😊 I learnt more about the moon from my last imaging than I ever knew!


Hari! These are great! Well done! The moon is endlessly fascinating once you dive in!

Regarding the map - I use the free IOS app - "Moon Globe," which allows you to adjust the view based on the phase. It actually has a phase slider. My only complaint is that the craters, mares all overlap at times - which gets annoying when you're trying to click on an object.
Thank you for the tip - I will check this out

There are several good apps available for an iPad that will help identify lunar features. There are also good books available. I like Moon Observer's Guide by Firefly Books.

The Moon is always a wonderful target. You might consider trying the Astronomical League Lunar 1 observing program. It is a lot of fun and not terribly difficult.

Great photos!

Don
Wow! Well done Hari, these images are stunning!

CS,

-Lou
Close up images of the moon taken Jan 21 from my front yard.

Celestron Nexstar 8SE telescope with a ZWO120MC camera
Used Sharpcap with Autostakkert and Registax

Question: How can I identify these craters and mares? Is there an easy way to find out?
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