• 2022-02-17

Full moon  2022-02-16

Full moon  2022-02-16 In the afternoon, I changed the position of the 45 cm Newton oblique mirror and aligned the optical axis. Recalling the old story, I challenged “the full moon where the crater can be seen”. There was a little thin cloud, so I processed it in monochrome mode, and now I can see the crater of the full moon without shadows!

  • 2022-02-12

Moon 2022-02-07

Moon 2022-02-07 I took a image of the moon after a long time. The altitude of the moon is high this season. Seeing condition is poor and 45 cm is squeezed to 16 cm for use!

  • 2022-01-30

Morning Moon

2022-01-28 I got up early this morning and seeing was poor, but I could observe Venus, Mars and the moon. Mars is the first time this season. The apparent diameter is only 4.3 arcseconds, it is small and low in the sky. I was able to slowly enjoy the half-melted blue moon surface with a binocular device.

  • 2021-11-20

Partial lunar eclipse November 19, 2021

Partial lunar eclipse 2021-11-19 Mizuki, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture I was worried about the evening weather, but it was better than expected. This time, I was able to see the lunar eclipse rising from the horizon of the Pacific Ocean for the first time. When I climbed from the horizon, I couldn’t see the moon because of the haze, but I immediately confirmed it with binoculars. I was impressed when the left side was already hung up. The path of moonlight shining between the waves was beautiful, and it was worth it to come to the sea. The lunar eclipse was almost total lunar eclipse, but I felt it was dark probably because of thin clouds. 20cm newtonian+sony α7s

  • 2021-08-08

Moon surface at dawn

  2021-08-04 Mare Humorum Gassandi Many small valleys on the west side are a masterpiece. This is the first time I have captured it in this phase. 45cm newtonian 2x IR-685 ASI290MM