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#26 JoeInMN

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:10 PM

The view of Sinus Iridum around its dawn, when the sunlit Jura Mountains extend out into the darkness far beyond the terminator, always elicits a "Wow!" from passersby on the sidewalk. I'm always a bit more annoyed than usual when that particular night in the month is clouded out for me.

 

The Heraclides "Moon Maiden" is probably my favorite lunar feature. I've tried for years to get a good afocal photo. This shot is from September of 2012. The softness of focus here probably actually helps the effect... Probably taken through the open window of my old apartment; identity of telescope unknown, though most likely my 6" f/5 Dob.

 

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#27 Shorty Barlow

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 01:47 PM

Another feature with a small window of opportunity is the Petavius Rille. 

 

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A couple of nights after the Full Moon the terminator makes the rille stand out quite dramatically. I discovered this by accident several years ago and had to look it up. I didn't know at the time but it's a quite famous feature. I missed Friday's due to bad weather. It's worth looking for though (next time). 


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Posted 17 December 2019 - 06:17 PM

Rupes Recta

 

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Rupes_Recta

 

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 06:24 PM

I view the Straight Wall but haven't added the crater Birt to my list. Thanks for posting this! 

 

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 07:58 AM

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Franz von Gruithuisen’s Wallwerk 'Lunar City' around 100 kilometres north of Schroter

 

https://en.wikipedia...von_Gruithuisen.


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