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Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters
      #5695907 - 02/23/13 12:02 AM Attachment (49 downloads)

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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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: rg55]
      #5695921 - 02/23/13 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!

Cheers -

Rob


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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: RobK]
      #5695923 - 02/23/13 12:20 AM

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

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: rg55]
      #5696216 - 02/23/13 09:15 AM

Excellent lunar shots, rg!!!

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: RobertED]
      #5696367 - 02/23/13 11:04 AM Attachment (9 downloads)

I was playing around with the LROC Image Browser @ http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc_browse/view/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.

Edited by Tom Laskowski (02/25/13 01:08 PM)


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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: RobertED]
      #5696891 - 02/23/13 04:01 PM

Thanks Robert!

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: rg55]
      #5697196 - 02/23/13 07:55 PM

Great shot, almost 3D like...

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #5698194 - 02/24/13 12:34 PM

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

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: rg55]
      #5699457 - 02/25/13 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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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: RobertED]
      #5700825 - 02/26/13 12:02 AM

Quote:

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.

Pete


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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5701458 - 02/26/13 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.

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: rg55]
      #5702507 - 02/26/13 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.

Pete


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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5715906 - 03/06/13 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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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: Brian Albin]
      #5721276 - 03/08/13 09:47 PM

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

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: rg55]
      #5723297 - 03/10/13 01:15 AM

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

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: mark8888]
      #5723523 - 03/10/13 08:57 AM

Thanks, Mark!

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: Tom Laskowski]
      #5724111 - 03/10/13 03:12 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...



Edited by Tora (03/10/13 03:14 PM)


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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: Tora]
      #5725561 - 03/11/13 10:46 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.

Thanks!


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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: Tom Laskowski]
      #5726748 - 03/11/13 08:08 PM

Let's name it Laskowski!

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: rg55]
      #5727620 - 03/12/13 08:30 AM

Quote:

Let's name it Laskowski!






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


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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: Tora]
      #5727694 - 03/12/13 09:13 AM

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

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Re: Lunar view, need help ID'ing craters new [Re: Tom Laskowski]
      #5729540 - 03/13/13 01:36 AM

hilarious

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