High Resolution lunar images – November 16, 2016

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Got another shot at the Moon last night. Good seeing conditions, but far from what I was expecting; the local conditions looked very good up until I’ve set up my telescope (low fog, no wind), but after 10 minutes at the eyepiece, the fog dissipated, and a soft breeze started. The seeing continued to be above average, but only rarely got a 6-7/10 value.

Equipment: 355mm F/4.5 homemade Newtonian, TeleVue 2x Powermate, Baader 2.25x Barlow, Baader Red filter, ASI 174MM camera.

First shot shows crater Langrenus under favorable illumination:


Second, a nice view of the mountains on the rim of Mare Crisium:

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Craters Messala (the large one left of center) and Geminus (the “fresh” looking one near the center):


There are two nice lava patches observable in the above image, marked in the following crop:

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Crater Petavius:


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