August 16, 2016

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Postcard from the Edge

Originally published August 22, 2006

image by Alan Friedman

Viewing the limb of the Moon always increases hope, perhaps because as the surface curves away the perspective changes and there are expectations of seeing something new. Alan’s view of landscapes north of Mare Frigoris was obtained when the libration was unfavorable for seeing to the north pole but it provides a near profile perspective of relatively fresh impact craters. The twin-peaked crater just right of center is Meton and W. Bond.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details:
10″ mak/cass at f30 with a DMK21BF04 using a green filter; about 300 frames total were used - 80 alignment points.

Related Links:
Rükl charts 2 & 3

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