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Mare Humorum

Picture taken on 01/06/2001 with an ETX90-EC tellescope and an EPSON PC3000Z digital camera in afocal mode behind a SP 25mm eyepiece.
Mare Humorum is the dark circular area lying on top of this picture. The upper edge of Mare Humorum is covered by Gassendi crater showing 3 inner peaks. Notice at the bottom of the picture, an ovally shaped crater (Schiller crater).

Mare Humorum 01-06-2001

 

 

Clavius Basin

Picture taken on 03/05/2001 with an ETX90-EC tellescope and an EPSON PC3000Z digital camera in afocal mode behind a SP 25mm eyepiece.
Clavius Basin is located on the bottom of this picture. Clavius is recognizable with its five inner craters placed in growing size order on a curved line. North from clavius, the crater containg a central peak is called Tycho. Tycho is surrounded by bright steaks of ejected material stretching on more than a thousand kilometers.

Clavius Basin Region 03-03-2001

 

 

Mare Nectaris

Picture taken on 10/06/2001 with an ETX90-EC tellescope equipped with a 2x Barlow lens and an EPSON PC3000Z digital camera in afocal mode behind a SP 40mm eyepiece.
Mare Nectaris is the dark circular plain on the right side of this picture. On the left of Mare Nectaris, the ALta´ cliff is stretching on 480 Km. Bright streaks originating from the left are ejected material resulting from Tycho crater impact. One of these streaks is ending on the edge of Mare Nectaris, at a distance of more than 1000 Km from Tycho.

Mare Nectaris Region 10- 06-2001

 

 

Mare Imbrium

Picture taken on 04/02/2001 with an ETX90-EC tellescope and an EPSON PC3000Z digital camera in afocal mode behind a SP 25mm eyepiece.
Mare Imbrium is a large circular area whose eastern side only receives sun light on this picture. The dark basin on top of Mare Imbrium is called Plato. On the right of Plato, is a straight valley called Vallis Alpes. On the bottom, Apenins mounts are culminating at nearly 5000 m.

Mare Imbrium 04-02-2001

 

 

Copernicus surroundings

Picture taken on 03/05/2001 with an ETX90-EC tellescope and an EPSON PC3000Z digital camera in afocal mode behind a SP 25mm eyepiece.
Copernicus is located in the center of this picture. It is lying southward from Mare Imbrium and is 93 km wide. Notice the impressive network of bright streaks surrounding Copernic.

Copernicus 03-05-2001

 

 

Aristarchus surroundings

Picture taken on 09/30/2001 with a MEADE LX10 8" telescope equipped with a 2X Barlow lens, and an EPSON PC3000Z digital camera in afocal mode behind a SP 40mm eyepiece.
Aristarchus is the bright crater lying in the middle of this picture (crater width 40 Km). Behind Aristarchus, a sinuous valley (Schr÷ter vallis) is stretching on a distance of 160 Km. On the bottom right, notice many domes resulting from lunar volcanic activity.

Aristarchus 09-30-2001

 

 

Mare Crisium

Picture taken on 11/03/2001 with an ETX90-EC telescope equipped with a 3X Barlow lens, and an EPSON PC3000Z digital camera in afocal mode behind a SP 40mm eyepiece.
The great circular basin surrounded with mountains on the right of the picture is called Mare Crisium.

Mare Crisium 11-03-2001

 



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