June 27, 2007

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A Small Pix and a Short Story

image by Howard Eskildsen, Ocala, Florida

Yesterday’s LPOD images were made with a 3″ telescope, today we jump to a 6″, continuing to demonstrate that a vast number of delicate lunar features can be seen with small scopes. Ina is L99 in the Lunar 100, one of the most difficult interesting objects to see on the Moon. I think Howard’s image of Ina just barely qualifies as a detection, one of only a handful to be submitted to LPOD. But this area on the backside of the Apennines has other, slightly larger features of interest too, including the small sinuous Conon rille and the arcuate rille segments near Sulpicius Gallus.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details:
June 23, 2007, 02:11 UDT. Meade 6″ f/8 refractor + Orion StarShoot II.

Related Links:
An 18″ view

Yesterday's LPOD: A Modest Beginning & a Difficult Challenge

Tomorrow's LPOD: Extreme Slumps


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