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Lunar closeups

Here's an image from three days ago (June 29, 2009). This is a full-sized crop of the original. I've tweaked the image slightly (grayscaling to improve chromatic aberration, and a touch of unsharp masking), but the effects are cosmetic; you can still see the same details in the original. The smallest craters clearly visible near the terminator are less than 10 km across: for example, you can see Hyginus A, at 8 km, and it's clearly more than just a couple of pixels). Not bad for a $250 optical tube and a $250 compact non-DSLR camera. It's definitely better than the first few views of the Moon I got through a $3000 telescope 25 years ago!

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