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A few observations with a C14

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#1 richard bosman

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:26 PM

Well known among the moon observers.
Crater Copernicus 14-2-2019
website: http://astrofotograf...19-r-bosman.jpg

 

Mare Frigoris 14-2-2019
website: http://astrofotograf...-bosman-c14.jpg

 

One of the biggest mare of the moon is mare Imbrium. Unfortunately, I have not been able to observe the whole mare. Anyway, a large part can be seen here.
Mare Imbrium 15-2-2019
Website: http://astrofotograf...-bosman-c14.jpg

 

On this observation you can see 3 craters diagonally.
From top to bottom Cassini crater (flooded with lava) with 2 craters in the crater bottom.
In the middle, Aristillus crater with several mountain peaks in the middle.
Below left crater Archimedes with small crater wells.
To the left of Aristillus crater see a number of Montes Spitzbergen mountains and to the left of Cassini crater see Mons Piton.
The mountain range on the right is Montes Caucasus

Mare Imbrium 14-2-2019
Website: http://astrofotograf...-bosman-c14.jpg

 

On 12 February I could only do one observation and that is the area around Mare Crisium.
Mare Crisium 12-2-2019

Website: http://astrofotograf...-bosman-c14.jpg

 

Another look at craters bottom.
This observation is made far from the terminator.
During the moon's observation, contrasts are increased during recording. This to give the dark and light lava part more contrast.
Crater Dionysius 18-3-2019
Website: http://astrofotograf...-bosman-c14.jpg

 

Crater Menelaus 18-3-2019
Website: http://astrofotograf...-bosman-c14.jpg

 

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#2 aeroman4907

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:42 PM

Amazing as always Richard.  Nothing to critique here...



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:44 PM

That view of the Sinus Iridum is amazing! My C5 has tack sharp views, but those pictures do show the difference of the extra aperture. I can see Helicon and Laplace A, and probably a few of the smaller ones, but there's so many little craters in there that just don't show up. Amazing.

 

What blows my mind is that, if you consider that the Sinus Iridum is about 250 km across, those teeny tiny craters you can see must be, what, 1/2 km across? 1/4 km?  



#4 RunningMan

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 02:07 PM

Wow! Great images!!

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 02:25 PM

Feel like I am in orbit!   Amazing!

Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:00 PM

I don't think the Apollo astronauts ever saw the moon much clearer than this !   A C14 is an amazing lunar and planetary tool, as I say every time.



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 03:35 PM

Extremely good conditions, Richard. You just managed to sneak in the "top" end of Hadley Rille in one of your images. I've never seen it so well-defined from Earth. Spectacular.

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:02 PM

Beautiful!



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

I especially like the image of Archimedes and the numerous craterlets.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:20 PM

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:44 PM

These are tremendous. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:47 PM

Wow, truly excellent!

 

Very best,



#13 Tom Glenn

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:47 PM

Superb images, and beautifully processed, Richard.  




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