Observing Report 22nd April 2010 (More Moon bits)

Posted by @ 12:38 pm on Sunday 25th April, 2010.

The skies on Thursday evening weren't the clearest I'd ever seen, there being a light haze obscuring the stars. The Moon, however, was reasonably clear, and with the seeing being fairly good I decided to do a bit of crater-spotting. In order to get a good look before the target went out of the field of view of the scope, I had to start before the sun went down, but that didn't seem to be an issue.

During the unusually short session I managed to see and image quite a few features, following is a small selection of what was on offer (mouseover for the occasional annotated versions).

Rupes Recta (Straight Wall) (67 miles long)
FOV approx 256 x 196 miles

 Rima Hyginus (133 miles long)
FOV approx 275 x 185 miles

Timocharis (21 miles dia.)
FOV approx 113 x 82 miles

Eratosthenes (35 miles dia.)
FOV approx 90 x 76 miles

 

Hadley Rille and Apollo 15 landing site
FOV approx 181 x 156 miles

Apollo 16 landing site
FOV approx 146 x 133 miles

Just in case you don't know your way around up there, here's some help:

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