Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

Post by smerral »

Despite the seeing being all over the place last night, some of these didn't turn out too bad. Done with the C8 and Altair GPcamV2 mono.

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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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Beautiful. Quite sharp considering the conditions you mentioned. Love the one showing Plato, the Alpine Valley and Cassini.

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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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You've caught the four dark patches in Alphonsus well. And that bright patch at the SSE. Presumably the latter is ejecta from that small (Copernican) crater.

For those not familiar with the Moon, the dark patches in Alphonsus stand out very well under a high sun ("full moon"), and make a handy locator if you're getting lost. They're a lot harder to spot under a low sun. I think they start to show easily around the 9-day mark.
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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BrianS
Super Moon pics. Great to view them as always.
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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Thanks for this lovely tour Brian, right down to the smallest detail (like the intriguing peep into Marth, next to Pitatus). Regards, Bob
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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Wonderful photographs/images indeed. To think of the visual observing and drawing we did in the 1960s, looking for fine details...now all is revealed and much, much more besides. regards maf.
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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RMSteele wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:47 pm right down to the smallest detail (like the intriguing peep into Marth, next to Pitatus).
I keep trying to get a good eyeball view of the concentric rings in Marth, but so far no luck!
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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Thanks for the appreciation and interesting comments. :)
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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Marth? The concentric crater looks like Hesiodus b to me.
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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brian livesey wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:03 pm Marth? The concentric crater looks like Hesiodus b to me.
How about Hesiodus A? :wink: But, certainly not Marth, at least not the one I think we're talking about ...
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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Is this the one we're talking about?
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Re: Some hi-res lunar - 21 Feb

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It's certainly the one I'm talking about!

But Marth is the one I have not yet managed to catch visually.
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