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Fernando's First Mosaic Ever

Originally published May 28, 2010 LPOD-May28-10.jpg
image by Fernando Rodriguez Myacc, Weston, FL

I like this image. Yes, it is twisted so we see it with north to the left and west to the top, but the uncommon view brings a new perspective. The first thing I noticed is how the Apennines and Alps really define a quasi-circular rim, with the mountainous front to the right of the Alpine Valley misaligned with the Imbrium rim circle. Secondly, the narrow ridges on the right, between the Apennines and the Archimedes area, seem to converge toward a center that some less distinct ridges in the Alps also seem to point to, but the Alpine Valley clearly aims toward a different location left of center. The mare ridges on Imbrium also look a little different - for example, the interrupted one with Piton Gamma in the gap. And this lighting and angle suggest the existence of an old, nearly gone crater touching the bottom right side of Archimedes. I don't remember noticing this before.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
April 21 2010, 10:35 to 10:50 PM. 11 Inch Celestron SCT on CGEM Mount + Neximage Planetary Imager + cut off filter. Mosaic of three photos taken from stacked AVIs Captured using Amcap and processed with Registax and Photoshop Elements. Mosaic created with Imerge software.

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