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#1 Sorana

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:00 AM

Hello all!!

Last night when I looked at the moon I saw this amazing crater: the shadow in it and a little spot of light right in the center. Is the third night with my telescope and the second time I observed this crater... so I'm interested if anyone knows its name. Also, where can I get a moon map? Maybe a pdf or something... I never observed the moon before, mostly because I used a binocular before this telescope and it wasn't that zoomed, that's the reason I usually look at DSO's... but hey, trying everything, right? ((:

I still don't know how to upload images so these are: https://imgur.com/a/Dm8CaL5

 

Thanks in advance!! 


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:20 AM

Try this:

 

https://www.shopatsk...map-of-the-moon

 

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:57 AM


Also, where can I get a moon map? 

 

Try this online map:

 

LROC QuickMap

https://quickmap.lroc.asu.edu/

 

User Guide:

https://docs.quickmap.io/

 

 

To see the names on the map, turn on Nomenclature (located under Overlays). See attached pic. 

 

Cheers! Bob F. 

 

 

 

 

Screenshot as an example:

 


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 03:17 AM

Hello all!!

Last night when I looked at the moon I saw this amazing crater: the shadow in it and a little spot of light right in the center. Is the third night with my telescope and the second time I observed this crater... so I'm interested if anyone knows its name. Also, where can I get a moon map? Maybe a pdf or something... I never observed the moon before, mostly because I used a binocular before this telescope and it wasn't that zoomed, that's the reason I usually look at DSO's... but hey, trying everything, right? ((:

I still don't know how to upload images so these are: https://imgur.com/a/Dm8CaL5

 

Thanks in advance!! 

 

The OP's image from his imgur link.

 

Just trying to be helpful... Cheers! Bob F. smile.gif

 

 

 

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#5 Sorana

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 03:35 AM

Thanks for the suggestion!! 

 

Try this online map:

 

LROC QuickMap

https://quickmap.lroc.asu.edu/

 

User Guide:

https://docs.quickmap.io/

 

 

To see the names on the map, turn on Nomenclature (located under Overlays). See attached pic. 

 

Cheers! Bob F. 

 

 

attachicon.gifmoon-map.jpg

 

 

Screenshot as an example:

 

attachicon.gifmoon-map-2.jpg

Thank you very muuuch! bow.gif I think I found it by setting the time and date. I think it is Moretus. It has a diameter of 70.9 miles (114 kilometers), and is almost as large as Hawaii's Big Island. It features a huge central peak that towers 1.3 miles (2.1 km) above a relatively flat floor. Pretty impressive if you ask me ((:


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:16 AM

Moretus.jpg

 

This is a simulation from LTVT  -  https://github.com/f...i/LTVT Download

 

Less complicated to use: Virtual Moon Atlas  -  http://ap-i.net/avl/en/start


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 08:13 AM

attachicon.gifMoretus.jpg

 

This is a simulation from LTVT  -  https://github.com/f...i/LTVT Download

 

Less complicated to use: Virtual Moon Atlas  -  http://ap-i.net/avl/en/start

That's exactly how it looked like! Thank you for the useful links!!


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:30 AM

Yes!

Because of its central peak, the crater is Moretus. 

Its diameter is 114 km. 

Moretus was a Belgian mathematician who lived from 1602 to 1667. 

Therefore he was also a contemporary of Galileo. 

 

I own Antonin Rukl's Atlas of the Moon. 

And it is a hard back. 

I always bring it out to the garden when I am observing the Moon. 

 

Very best regards, 

 

Aubrey.  


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#9 Howard Fink

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 04:04 PM

moretus.jpg

 

About the time you were observing the real thing, I was generating a 3D model of the region, Lunar Astronautical Chart 137.  Here is a close-up of Moretus seen from the south; a view confined to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and its Wide Angle Camera and Laser altimeter, from which this image was generated.


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Posted 05 August 2020 - 12:21 AM

Here's a screen capture (click to enlarge) from the Virtual Moon Atlas for July 28th.

https://ap-i.net/avl/en/start

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 12:34 AM

I use Moon Globe HD on my iPhone.  Nice and portable.


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