Strange line across ManillusStarted by streets, 11/30/2014 01:30AM
Posted 11/30/2014 04:46PM #1
Ron Streetenberger said:
The crater Manillus(four o,clock from the Appinines) appears to be sporting a new feature. Any Comments?
Given the size and resolution of your image, it's hard to tell what, if anything is going on.
I will say I've viewed and imaged Manilius (at high resolution) the last couple of nights and didn't _notice_ anything out of the ordinary. Do you have a bigger picture?
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Posted 12/01/2014 09:45PM | Edited 12/01/2014 09:53PM #2
It looks to me as if it is a reflection of light from the rim of the crater. I can't say I've seen it before, but it might be worth looking again next month. I looked up some info about the crater and the interior has a higher albedo than surrounding areas. There looks to be an elevated, but broken ridge-mound running north-south.
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