December 3, 2012
Still On the Limb
image by Jocelyn Serot, France
Yesterday we learned the names of all these features so now we are ready to talk about them. In the foreground is the bent Rheita Valley, a secondary crater chain from the Nectaris basin, and at top-left is a fault-like straight feature, also radial to Nectaris. The very odd bulbous slot of Rheita E is not radial to any basin but it seems that it ought to be a short line of basin secondaries. A number of small craters have brightly lit rims that are beacons of their freshness. Two small bright craters, the yesterday you will notice that it has a very strange ray, so strange that it deserves its own LPOD.
Nov 20, 2012, 17h45 UT. 6" Mak-Cass at prime focus (F/D=10), Red filter, DMK 31. Processing : Autostakkert2 + Registax
Rükl plate 76
21st Century Atlas chart 5, L3 & B3.
Yesterday's LPOD: Southeastern Tilt
Tomorrow's LPOD: The Adams Family