My telescope saw its first Light the day it arrived in Leeds…. i was too eager to test it out that i went out the same night… and since i had no idea how to operate the telescope (its quite complex.. still need to figure out a lotta things!) i was only able to find the full moon. but what a sight it was!!SubhanAllah! what an amazing creating of Allah.. and to think we never ponder!
the moon in its full glory.. every mountain and crater visible! it was just superb.. cant be described.
After that the scope had to be packed and all i did was worry if it will reach Karachi in one piece! Alhamdulillah it did.
On the 30th of October and 1800 hours, i viewed the moon again, this time from Karachi. It was the first quarter moon. I used 25mm and 10 mm eye pieces along with the barlow lens. The detail was exceptional! Its just amazing what a small telescope can show! Since my telescope is a reflector, therefore the image seen was inverted, as seen in the picture. (This moon pic is not mine)
I have to admit that one can never get bored of watching the moon in its differnt phases. I look forward to enjoying more beautiful views of the moon.
Diameter: 3,480 Km. 27% of Earth
Mass: 7.35 x 10 22 Kg 1/81 of Earth
Average Distance from Earth: 384 000 km
Closest Distance: Perigee: 357 000 km
Furthest Distance: Apogee: 407 000 km