August 3, 2012
image by Tom Harradine
Here is a set of views of the Crater Ptolemaeus at the last First Quarter. I used the LTVT to create the oblique views demonstrating the lighting and terrain/curvature of the Moon surrounding the 150-odd km crater. The shadows visible are those captured in the original image at top left.
Canon EOS 600D, 5x Powermate, 12" SkyWatcher Goto Dobsonian, manually tracked.
Rükl plate 4
Yesterday's LPOD: An Atlas in Every Pot
Tomorrow's LPOD: Rim Ash?