The early Lunar morning sunrise creeps across Mare Humoram and the low Sun angle highlights the crater walls and the Rimae Hippalus. Emerging from the night, the 1200m high central peaks of the diamond-ring shaped Gassendi are illuminated in the sunlight of a new Lunar day.
Imaged in March 2015, Copernicus is a prominent crater in the Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms). The crater is 93Km across. The small crater at 9 o'clock in the main crater wall is 3Km in diameter.
Captured with Point Grey Chameleon camera, red longpass filter, Celestron C11, all mounted on EQ8. Stacked in AS!2, wavelet sharpened in Registax 6.
The "Sea of Cold" arching over the giant crater Plato. The long rift, Vallis Alpes runs diagonally up through the Montes Alpes mountain range. The central rille is visible, running the length of the Vallis Alpes.
Copernicus is a lunar impact crater named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, located in eastern Oceanus Procellarum .It typifies craters that formed during the Copernican period in that it has a prominent ejecta blanket and ray system. Copernicus is one of the most visible craters on the Lunar surface and is some 93Km in diameter.
An interesting triplet of craters that border the Mare Nectaris (the Sea of Nectar) on the right of the image and the Sinus Asperitatis (Bay of Roughness) to the north. Theophilus is more recent that Cyrillus and it's heavily terraced walls have overlaid part of Cyrillus.
This image was captured as these craters lay along the terminator. I always think that the transition from light to dark makes the desolate Lunar terrain seem even more foreboding. The Vallis Alpes can be seen in the top left of the image, with the central rille just visible. Cassini is lower left. Eudoxus is mid-frame with the steeply-terraced Aristoteles to the north. In the dark of the Lunar twilight the Lacus Mortis (the Sea of Death) can be seen on the right.
And the Mare Nectaris.
Mare Frigoris with Atlas Hercules & Endymion
The crater Posidinius floor is heavily cracked with the Rimae Posidinius clearly showing.
Equipment Used: Canon 50D on Nexstar 8GPS A 2-pane mosaic. Each pane is 35 images stacked in Registax, and combined in Microsoft ICE
The souther region of the Lunar surface with the crater Gassendi.
Aristoteles is a lunar impact crater that lies near the southern edge of the Mare Frigoris and to the east of the Montes Alpes mountain range. To the south of Aristoteles lies the slightly smaller crater Eudoxus and these two form a distinctive pair for a telescope observer. An arc of mountains between these craters bends to the west before joining the walls. The smaller crater Mitchell is directly attached to the eastern rim of Aristoteles. To the west is the low, flooded feature Egede.
One of the most prominent craters on the Lunar surface, Copernicus is surrounded by a beautiful ejecta blanket with rays covering a diameter of over 800Km
Posidonius is a lunar impact crater that is located on the western edge of Mare Serenitatis, to the south of Lacus Somniorum. The crater Chacornac is attached to the southeast rim, and to the north is Daniell. The rim of Posidonius is shallow and obscured, especially on the western edge, and the interior has been overlain by a lava flow in the past.
A 10 pane mosaic of the Moon, captured through a 7Nm hydrogen-alpha filter. Atik 248, Baader H-a filter, Celestron C11 EQ6 mount. Each pane consisted of 10 x .01 second exposures stacked in Registax. The individual panes were stitched in Microsoft ICE. Final processing completed in Photoshop. The full image is 90Mb in size and is 16megapixels
Eratosthenes (named after the Greek mathematician) was formed about 3.2 billion years ago, and is about 58Km in diameter. The Montes Apenninus mountain range extends to the right, and defines the edge of the Mare Imbrium. You can also see the Rima Hyginus, which extends for about 220Km.
A linear fault in the Mare Nubium, the "Straight Wall" has a length of 110 km, a typical width of 2–3 km, and a height of 240–300 mtrs.
With Crater Triesnecker, Rima Hyginus, Crater Godin, Crater Agrippa, Crater Whewell, Crater Cayley, Crater Plinius, Crater Dionysius, Crater Julius Caeser and Crater Menelaus.