|Mare Imbrium, Sinus Iridium and Plato.
crater in the centre of the image is Plato with the Lunar Alps to its
right. The Alpine Valley is just visible. Below Plato lies Mare Imbrium
with its large "bay area", Sinus Iridium, bounded on the north by the
Montes Jura. The large crater on the terminator immediately above Sinus
Iridium is J. Herschel. Further up the terminator are Anaximenes with
Philolaus close by. Further north but slightly further from the
terminator is the bright ray crater, Anaxagoras which breaks into the
older, heavily degraded crater, Goldschmidt.
|Copernicus, Montes Carpatus and Kepler.
slumped walls of the crater Copernicus are very obvious in this image
as are the rays and ejected material. Just to the north lie the Montes
Carpatus with the craters T. Mayer and Mayer A at the western end. The
fainter crater in the top right is Eratosthenes. The crater below
Copernicus is Reinhold with the conspicuous crater Kepler in the
lower left corner. Kepler's rays are not obvious in this illumination
but one ray stretching from Kepler to Reinhold is easy to pick out.
|Tycho, Mare Humorum and Gassendi.
prominent crater with two central peaks in the very top left of the
image is Gassendi. Just to the south lies Mare Humorum with its
wrinkled lava ridges. The very elongated crater near the termimator at
the bottom of the image is Schiller, 180km long by 70km wide. The
bright crater at the centre of the right hand side of the image is
Tycho with its pronounced central peak. If you look closely, you can
see Tycho's ray system.
|North Pole area.
This image was taken with a 2x Barlow lens attached to the web cam. This means that the ETX90 was operating as a 2500mm lens at f/27.2!!
prominent crater in the top centre of the image is Scoresby. Towards
the top of the image are Challis, Main and the slightly larger Byrd.
The irregular crater Barrow is just below Scoresby with the slightly larger degraded crater Goldschmidt to its left. The fresher crater Anaxagorus which is responsible for the rays spreading across the image, has broken into the western wall of Goldschmidt.