Tycho and Schiller   1 comment

The long crater to the left is Schiller.  From the Virtual Moon Atlas:

Very lengthened and South-East North-West oriented formation.
Seems to come from the fusion of 2 craters or from a low-angled
meteorite impact.
Pretty steep slopes supporting Bayer to the East and Schiller H to
the North-East.
High walls with terraces to the South.
Very flat floor to the South-East and tormented to the North-West.
Mountain to the North-West. Craterlets.

At the right is Tycho.   This was composed from the last 150 frames of a 727 frame exposure.  The first five hundred were completely unusable, unrecognizable actually, from the wind shaking the telescope.  It finally settled down the last twenty seconds.  November 12, 9:42pm eastern time.


Posted February 24, 2006 by finkh in Uncategorized

One response to “Tycho and Schiller

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  1. Excellent, Howard. Particularly, Copernics and Tycho, all those filament-like branching projections! Never saw anything like it on the moon.

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