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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Looking at the moon


Yes, this is a live report! Now, it's 01:00 at night and I am sitting next to my scope writing this article. The 21cm Dall Kirkham is positioned towards the moon. The Posidonius crater is in the eyepiece and it looks marvelous! This large crater is at the nothern edge of the Sea Of Serenity, on the western edge of Mare Serenitatis, to the south of Lacus Somniorum. The diameter of Posidonius is 100km and it has a depth of 2,3km. It is partly filled with mare material. The photo attached is taken just a few minutes ago with my Philips webcam at a focal length of 2400mm!

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