Waxing Crescent Moon

Waxing Crescent Moon

Last night the crescent moon was as clear as daylight. As the ecliptic (the circular path that all of our solar system planets follow around our Sun) is at an awkward angle from my window, sighting a planet or the moon and getting it into telescope view is not the simplest maneuver. However, I managed to keep the moon in view for 30 minutes. The basins, craters and peaks were very clear: Langrenus Vendelius, Mare Crisium, Dorsum Oopel, Cleomedes, Burckhardt, Geminus, Messala, Lacus Temporis, and Endymion stood out. Of course, the lens quality, its focal length and wide field of view contributed to the viewing pleasure.