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#1 mikewirths

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

Hi all

My 2 last images:

The Hippalus rilles:

http://img831.images...hippalusas2.jpg

And Copernicus/Stadius under a high sun:

http://img194.images...icusstadius.jpg

cheers

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

Simply stunning!! What camera?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

Your pictures say it all, Mike. :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:46 AM

Amazing...

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

Those are absolutely stunning!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thanks everyone :)

Akjudge: its done with an ASI120MM and my 18" scope

I really like the Marth crater in the Hippalus shot, is it a concentric crater or not I wonder??

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

NICE!!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

NICE!!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

Awesome detail !!!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Mike, these are stunning! The Hippalus image must become an Astronomy Picture of the Day.

What spacecraft did you travel on and how far above the moon's surface were you when you snapped these?

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Thanks guys, Doug I've never sent anything to APOD, just to LPOD. I take it they also do lunar shots from time to time?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:56 PM


I really like the Marth crater in the Hippalus shot, is it a concentric crater or not I wonder??

Mike


It is on Wood's 1971 list of concentric craters, but it may not be a concentric impact crater...Woods revisited this crater in april 2006 as the subject for two LPODS...I also checked Moon Morphology and Schultz considers concentric craters this size, in volcanic regions, as probably volcanic in origin (formed by separated dual eruptions with analogues here on Earth). Woods, in his April '06 LPODs, leaves the origin question of Marth unresolved.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

Indeed, Mike. APOD publishes pictures of the moon. Check out January 4 and February 25 for recent lunar photos. I don't know how one submits a photo to APOD. And I likewise don't know how they could turn away your pic. It is, sir, that good.

Best of luck...

Doug

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

Outstanding work!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

Truly Spectacular Mike! Wowee!!
Very very impressive.

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