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#1 rg55

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

I lost track of where this capture was and can't seem to find it on my Rukl map. Does anyone recognize these features? Taken with 180mm mak, NexImage 5.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

Hercules and Atlas are the two large craters in the foreground, Endymion at rear. Your image is mirror-reversed, maybe that's why you couldn't identify the field. Nice shot btw!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

Thanks, Rob, you're exactly right--that's what happened.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Excellent lunar shots, rg!!!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

I was playing around with the LROC Image Browser @ http://wms.lroc.asu....ew/wac_nearside one day and noticed that really beautiful little bright rayed crater just to the east of Atlas. It doesn't appear to have a name. Just wondering if anyone is familiar with this and does it have a name. It's at Lat. 46.939, Long. 49.889.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Thanks Robert!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

Great shot, almost 3D like... :like:

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

Thanks, Geoff...I never got over my childhood astronaut fantasies, I guess! ;)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

I'm guessing the views you're getting, are very similar to those the astronauts had from their windows, while in lunar orbit!! NICE!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

I'm guessing the views you're getting, are very similar to those the astronauts had from their windows, while in lunar orbit!! NICE!


That was actually my first impression. Really clean cut sculptural definition well done. What's testament here to the fact that its a fine image is there are greys not blacks defining a lot of the topography. These greyer high angle lit areas can be really tough - but it works here.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

Pete, the camera seems to have good tonal range, allows for more natural imaging. Or maybe I'm finally figuring out processing? Or I just got lucky. :lol:

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

It's a winning set up to be sure. It's refreshing to see hi def of the brighter areas . I enjoy your selections.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:22 AM

That's a whole lot of Libration Richard! You even got the far shore of Humboldt's sea.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

Thanks, Pete and Brian! Sure could use some clear skies about now. Ah, clouds...

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:15 AM

Hey Richard, what a great photo. So natural looking and so much detail, unbelievable.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

Thanks, Mark!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

Tom - I checked my Rukl Atlas and the list of craters from the IAU and it appears to be unnamed if this is the one you are referring to...

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#18 Tom Laskowski

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

Yes, that's the one. I also checked it using the Virtual Lunar Atlas and it was unnamed there. I think it's a very young crater. I was able to see it easily last Full Moon with my 5' as a very prominent bright spot just east of Atlas.

I saw this crater in the picture at the opening of this topic and that tipped me off that one of the un-id'd craters in the original photo was Atlas.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

Let's name it Laskowski! :jump:

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:30 AM

Let's name it Laskowski! :jump:


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Probably not recognized by he IAU, but it's at least as 'official' as the "Name a Star" certificates. :lol:

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:13 AM

Sounds good to me! Who do i send the check to? :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:36 AM

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