The Waxing Gibbous Moon, 68,8% illumination, with above left The Golden Handle!

‘As the terminator moves across the face of the Moon, a delicate visual effect happens about two days after First Quarter. The Sun lights up the Montes Jura peaks (a mountain range) while, below, Sinus Iridum (Bay of Rainbows) is still in darkness. The result is the appearance of a curved “handle” on the terminator, known as the Golden Handle or Jewelled Scimitar’.

TS 80mm f6 refractor
ASI 174mm camera
CEM 25p mount
Firecapture – AS3! – PS