18th October 2002 - 22:13

This is the first image I ever took with my webcam. It was captured using a Philips TouCam Pro at prime focus on my TAL-2m. 10 secs of AVI was captured at 5fps resulting in 50 frames. All 50 frames were stacked using Registax with no further processing. The image shows the SW corner of the moon, key features are Mare Humorum, Crater Vieta and the Walled Plains of Schickard and Gassendi. The moon was 12 days old and 95% illuminated. It was stunning seeing the moon 'live' for the first time on my laptop. I was amazed out how much the image was moving/ shimmering due to atmospheric turbulence.