Crater Clavius and surrounds

In celebration for being on this planet for threescore years and ten, I upgraded my astrophotography armoury, firstly with an equatorial “goto” mount (Skywatcher Star Adventurer GTi), and secondly with a new camera, the ZWO ASI715MC. The equatorial mount solves the problem of field rotation in long exposures, and also the occasional glitches in tracking that I have with the alt-az telescope mount (which will have a continuing use both for astronomy and for amateur radio). This first image taken with a reasonably good sky (I have waited for ages; I took some images a few days earler, but they were through cloud and not as good!) is of the area of the Moon’s south polar regions centred on the crater Clavius.

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