October 19, 2008
Bumpy, Lumpy And Where?
image by Yuri Goryachko, Mikhail Abgarian & Konstantin Morozov (Minsk, Belarus).
Quick, where is this? The elongated craters and darkness of space place this image near the limb, but that goes 360° around the Moon. The falloff of the limb to the left suggests the northern hemisphere, but the image could have south up (or some direction in between N and S), or it could even be flipped as if looking through a Schmidt-Cassegrain with an added prism to get the eyepiece in a comfortable position. We are forced to use the terrain and features shown to identify this region. There are a few small and bright walled craters and not many identifiable older ones. Do you see the long elevated ridges, with shadows between? The terrain looks similar to that shown on a recent LPOD. This must be ....
13 October, 2008 20:20UT. Maksutov-Cassegrain Santel D=230mm, F=3000mm + Astronomik Red filter, barlow 2x + Unibrain Fire-i 702 CCD b/w camera (IEEE-1394, 1388x1040, 10fps). Processing in Registax & Maxim DL. Seeing 6/10, Trans 2/5 (fog).
Rükl plate ?
Yesterday's LPOD: Nope
Tomorrow's LPOD: 62 Years Later