First up, Gassendi.
A handful of craters
Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:27 PM
All taken with 180mm Maksutov and NexImage 5.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:07 PM
Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:38 AM
Ah, I'm afraid not. The large walled plain to the right of center is J. Herschel, with Mare Frigoris dominating the rest of the picture. Schickard is way way out of the picture (near the southwestern lunar limb) and is somewhat better defined. Clear skies to you.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:11 AM
Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:49 AM
Like many of your pics, but my favorite the one with Aristarchus and Herodotus craters. Vallis Sheroteri also well captured as well as Mons Herodotus.
Thanks, buddyjesus. It's a pretty interesting part of the Moon. The more I learn the more curious I become, and all the questions about volcanism and the Marius Hills and the various rilles (etc, etc) I find fascinating. It's familiar and alien, Earthlike but incredibly lifeless. I could go on and on, of course.