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#1 jonbosley

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

North of Mare Frigoris can be somewhat overlooked area of interest. Here is an image I took with my 18"(not the best of conditions) of the walled plain J Herschel & its northern neighbor Anaximander. You can see in the image that there is in fact what appears to be a valley that connects both features, it can be seen more clearly in the NASA LRO high resolution images-I measured it at appox 30 miles long in the Virtual Moon Atlas. Here is the full image web page

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

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Amazing!
high detail and soft processing
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

beautiful image

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

Well done!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

Does anyone but me see Anoximander as a heart shape?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:49 AM

Great shot... :waytogo: :bow:

And yes I see the heart shape...

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

excellent capture Jon!!

cheers

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

Does anyone but me see Anoximander as a heart shape?


Yes, and now my wife's favorite Lunar feature. I suppose these were two connecting/overlapping craters, now flooded and linked. Is the northern portion also considered as Anaximander, as well?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.
David, Anaximander is in fact made up from 3 main areas, the southern part is "Anaximander D" 54x54 mile crater, the center part is "Anaximander" 41x41 mile crater and the northern part is "Anaximander B" 46x46 mile crater all of which are very old. Anaximander has been descried as a "wrecked formation", I guess you could say a broken heart.

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