Getting up close and personal with the moon
February 4, 2020 7:23 PM   Subscribe

Andrew McCarthy explores the universe from a backyard in Sacramento, CA, and shares his images on Instagram. Recently, he shared a 400 Megapixel Moon photo on EasyZoom. If you want to name the features you're seeing, check out Visit The Moon's lunar atlas, or Google Moon for a different view. McCarthy also provides a short video introduction to amateur astronomy, breaking down how to better see into space. [via Mltshp]
posted by filthy light thief (5 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
Holy cow, I can see Buzz Aldrin's shoe.
posted by clavdivs at 7:52 PM on February 4 [1 favorite]


It's great that he talks about using binoculars to see the moon and stuff but it's worth mentioning that you'll want a pair that will take a tripod adapter. Very few things are as stunning as a rock steady view of the moon through binoculars.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:28 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


Oh wow, these are awesome! It's amazing what's possible for the amateur astronomer today. I've been following okewoke on Instagram, who is doing crazy astrophotography of nebulae, galactic clusters, and a particularly stunning 31 hour exposure of the Vela Supernova Remnant (among other things) from his backyard in Auckland. What a time to be alive!
posted by dozo at 9:02 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


Those are amazing photos, but I must admit my disappointment that it's a different Andrew McCarthy than I was expecting/hoping.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:09 PM on February 4 [6 favorites]


Same, Alvy.
posted by uberchet at 2:29 PM on February 11


« Older The Edison of the Slot Machines   |   How McKinsey Destroyed the Middle Class Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments