Archive for March 2017

Model of Gassendi Crater   6 comments


24cm model of region around 111km Gassendi crater.  Model cut from 5/4 maple lumber.  Scale roughly 1:750,000.

Quickmap ( view of Gassendi brightened up a bit.

Posted March 16, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Encke Crater   Leave a comment


28km Encke crater with 32km Kepler crater in the distance.  Imaged from SLDEM available from Map A Planet 2.

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 2.08.59 PM

Section of LAC 057.




Posted March 10, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Jackson Crater, farside   Leave a comment


71km Jackson Crater located at 22 degrees North and 163 degrees West.  Imaged from SLDEM available at Map A Planet 2.


Section of LAC 051 from Planetary Names.

Posted March 8, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Clavius, Scheiner, Blancanus, Rutherfurd, Porter   Leave a comment


22cm x 28cm model of Clavius Crater and its neighbors Scheiner, Blancanus, Rutherfurd and Porter.  Imaged from ldem_128.jp2 found at and cut in Maple with a CNC.   Shape results from selecting sector of sphere:  12 degrees latitude and 28 degrees longitude.


View with higher sun angle.

Posted March 5, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

King Crater   Leave a comment


76 km King Crater on the far side of the Moon.  Image generated from SLDEM available at Map a Planet 2.


Unusually detailed section of LAC chart 065.


View of King Crater from Apollo 16.

Posted March 2, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized