14th March 2003

SW corner of the moon showing the walled plain Clavius. Clavius is approximately 136 miles in diameter and features a really nice formation of 5 smaller craters in a semi-circle on its base. This was my first image of the moon using a X2 barlow. Focusing the image was very tricky and highlighted the need for an electric focusser. The image was obtained when the moon was 10 days old and 84% illuminated. Technical details: Tal-2m + Philips TouCam Pro and Tal X2 Barlow. 75 frames captured using K3CCD Tools - 50 frames stacked using Registax.