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jonbosley
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J Herschel Valley new
      #5821940 - 04/25/13 12:16 PM Attachment (57 downloads)

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

Jon


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Re: J Herschel Valley new [Re: jonbosley]
      #5822027 - 04/25/13 12:53 PM

Jon
Amazing!
high detail and soft processing
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Re: J Herschel Valley new [Re: raffaello]
      #5822238 - 04/25/13 01:51 PM

beautiful image

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Re: J Herschel Valley new [Re: buddyjesus]
      #5822546 - 04/25/13 04:37 PM

Well done!

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Re: J Herschel Valley new [Re: rg55]
      #5839323 - 05/03/13 11:24 PM

Does anyone but me see Anoximander as a heart shape?

Edited by cpsTN (05/03/13 11:33 PM)


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THEPLOUGH
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Re: J Herschel Valley new [Re: cpsTN]
      #5839552 - 05/04/13 04:49 AM

Great shot...

And yes I see the heart shape...


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mikewirths
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Re: J Herschel Valley new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #5840046 - 05/04/13 12:21 PM

excellent capture Jon!!

cheers

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DavidNealMinnick
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Re: J Herschel Valley new [Re: cpsTN]
      #5842617 - 05/05/13 10:40 PM

Quote:

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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jonbosley
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Re: J Herschel Valley [Re: DavidNealMinnick]
      #5845454 - 05/07/13 12:34 PM

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.

Jon


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