May 19, 2008

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Edge World

image by Jérôme Grenier

The central peaks of 198 km wide Belkovich are right on the 90°E meridian, and here we can see a little beyond to the far rim of the giant crater. Belkovich A is a broad, smooth-floored crater with the simple crater B inside it. Hayn is a fresh crater with central peaks. Here you can see a characteristic of peaks - they are much lower (almost always) than the walls of their craters. The crater Hayn A is unusual for having a curved Humboldtianum Basin?

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
11 May 2008. Orion Optics (UK) OMC 12" + barlow 2x + red filter + Dmk31AF03 camera; mosaic of six views.

Related Links
Rükl plates 6 & 7
Jérôme's website

Yesterday's LPOD: Unified Lunar Data Tool

Tomorrow's LPOD: Farside 50 - Almost


(1) In answer to the first question: it lacks the clarity of Jérôme's photo, but the shadow cast by the scarp in Hayn A at a lower sun angle is visible in Plate A1 of the Consolidated Lunar Atlas. - JimMosher-lg.jpg JimMosher


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