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Rima Hadley: Apollo 15 Landing Site   5 comments

Apollo 15 Landing Site looking East, about 30km width.  Image generated from SLDEM data found at map a planet 2.

Apollo 15 Landing Site looking West.  About 15km wide.

NASA LRO photo with rover path and stops overlaid.

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Posted January 4, 2018 by finkh in Uncategorized

Herschel Crater sunrise to sunset.   2 comments

Herschel Crater

Posted December 24, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Herschel Crater   Leave a comment

39km Herschel Crater seen from the West under afternoon sun.

Herschel Crater seen from the South under morning sun.  154km Ptolemaeus Crater in the foreground, with 9km Ammonius Crater prominent.  The ghost crater above it is Ptolemaeus B.

Herschel Crater seen from low in the Southeast.

Lunar Astronautical Chart 77.  North is at the left.  Images generated from SLDEM data available at Map A Planet 2.

Posted December 20, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Rutherfurd Crater   5 comments

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50km Rutherfurd Crater on the rim of 231km Clavius.  28km Clavius D above Rutherfurd, and 21km Clavius C to the left of D.

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View with higher sun.

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Close-up of Rutherfurd and Rutherfurd A B and C. (lower left to right) From Lunar Astronautical Chart 126.

Images created using as data ldem_128.jp2 available at imbrium.mit.edu.

Posted December 17, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Schiller and Scheiner Craters   Leave a comment

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179km Schiller Crater with 49km Bayer crater at the upper right.

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Very low sun evening view.

Morning view from Northeast.  Black triangle is edge of LAC chart.

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110km Scheiner Crater.  Both craters found on Lunar Astronautical chart 125.

Imaged from ldem_128.jp2 at imbrium.mit.edu.

 

Posted December 17, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Phocylides, Nasmyth, Wargentin Craters   Leave a comment

85km Wargentin Crater at the top, 78km Nasmyth to the right, and 115km Phocylides in the foreground.

Grazing illumination to bring out the ridges on the floor of Wargentin, as well as the filled-to-the-brim appearance.  The horizon is artificial:  the edge of Lunar Astronautical Chart 124.

Images derived from ldem_128.jp2 at imbrium.mit.edu.

 

Posted December 16, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized

Planck B Crater, Planck Z Crater   1 comment

67km Planck Z and 45km Planck B imaged using ldem_128.jp2 found at imbrium.mit.edu.  Close-up of LAC 131 on the far side of the Moon.

Posted September 16, 2017 by finkh in Uncategorized