Waited 32 years for this…

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The Moon

Moon at 21hrs BST, 27 May 2012

Ever since I did my Astronomy ‘O’ level in 1980 I have wanted to take a picture of craters on the Moon.

In those days it was all but impossible to get high street developers to make prints from my attempts and so it failed.

But now, at last, the digital age is with us, and with the aid of a telephoto lens, I have done it,

The Appennines (Mons Apenninus) can be seen very clearly as can several craters (I used to be able to name craters very easily, but I am long out of practice,but I’d guess Archimedes and Plato.)

Next step, get the camera to work with the telescope.