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Plato Crater shadows

Started by mirfak, 03/27/2018 01:14PM
Posted 03/27/2018 01:14PM | Edited 03/27/2018 01:15PM Opening Post
Here is a single handheld iPhone image of Plato showing the rim shadows on the floor. 3 craterlets were visible at this magnification (230x) The third craterlet was resolved as two at 400x . Unfortunately he iPhone erases a lot of detail. The mountains in Mare Imbrium are favorites of mine, Mons Pico, Piton and the rest.
Seeing wasn’t very good. We had a clear day, then clouds moved in after sunset, a little rain, then clearing again,
Scope is a New Moon Hybrid with 18” f/3.5 Fullum primary. Eyepiece: Paracorr 2 and 8mm Delos.

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Posted 03/30/2018 06:55AM #1