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#1 John Rogers

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 11:33 AM

After imaging Mars, I turned the telescope to the Moon for a few quick captures.  I really liked how the details of Palus Epidemiarum turned out, especially the "bullseye" crater.  For comparison, I found a NASA Lunar Orbiter 4 photograph from 1967.

 

This was the first time out with a ZWO ASI224MC camera on a 12-inch LX200 operating at f20.

 

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 11:57 AM

Hello, John. 

I am admiring your image of Palus Epidemiarum  (Marsh of Epidemics). 

The craters Capuanus, Ramsden, Dunthorne, Marth and Elger all look particularly good - as does Rima Hesiodus.  

Rimae Ramsden has a delightful Y shape too. 

 

Thank you for presenting the image, 

 

Aubrey. 



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 01:11 PM

You are welcome Aubrey.  And thanks for the additional crater identifications.

 

I am looking forward to further work with this system.  I have an IR-Cut filter and Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector on order that will hopefully improve things a bit.


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