Continuing for my fourth outing of the calendar year (i.e. 2019 + 004), my fourth batch of photos were still of the moon, this time swapping out my Delos for the 15mm plossl. I had NO trouble at all marrying the plossls compared to the larger glass and it makes me think I might end up picking up a few plossls if I see them on sale or used, just for imaging.
With the upper camera on my iPhone, settings were f/1.8, ISO 24, auto whitebalance, and an initial duration of 1/250s. And I started out strong right out of the gate. Mare Crisium is still prominent to the right of centre, and the Sea of Serenity above to the left, with a nice ridge in the dark in between. It might be called rimae littrow, but that seems more like the name of a general crater.
A shot near the bottom of the moon, with a very prominent Theophilus at the 12:00 position, next to the Mare Nectaris:
And a zoomed in version of Theophilus (a prominent impact crater between Sinus Asperitatis and Mare Nectaris, partially intruding into crater Cyrillus … Theo is 4200m deep, with central mountain 1400m high):
Mare Crisium again, just for continuity:
And a dark section focusing on the ridges (duration altered to 1/640th of a second) with the crater at the bottom being Plinius, and the ridges above named, wait for it, Rimae Plinius:
Overall, very satisfying. 🙂