2 April 2009

SATURN & THE MOON

An exceptionally clear night resulted in fantastic views of the Moon and Saturn through our 14" reflector.






Saturn's rings are seen edge on. The orientation of the rings relative to Earth changes over a 28 yr cycle.



The Orion Nebula (M42). Orion is a winter constellation and was quite low in the sky when this picture was taken. Objects are best viewed when they are high up in the sky, ideally at the zenith (directly overhead).











The large impact craters on the surface of the Moon are clearly visible. This image shows the Mare Serenitatis (Sea of Serenity).