I took a break from the “intensity” of deep space imaging to have a relaxing Moon gaze! It’s been a while since I did any solar system observing but thought I would try my newly acquired Takahashi FS102 refractor and Skyris 132M mono camera on the Moon. Seeing was pretty good. The Moon tonight was a waxing gibbous but provided great views of the northwest limb. I don’t spend a lot of time on the Moon but after tonight I might! The views visually were spectacular. The Tak optics are second to none. Copernicus is a pretty popular target with its dramatic multifaceted terraced wall and 3 distinct peaks each over 1 km in height. The diameter is 93 km and the depth is almost 4. The first image is at prime focus which provided the best resolution. The higher mag image is taken with a 2x barlow. You can see we lose some resolution at 2x but it’s still pretty good.