Sunday, August 23, 2015

Moon at 53% with nice terminator features

Tonight I took the Orion 10" f4.7 Dob out to get a quick look at the half-moon.
The terminator held it's usual secrets in high relief making the lava plains look rippled and bumpy.
I labeled a few Apollo landing sites below:

I found an Apollo 12 hand-held photo of the Sinus Aestuum lava features so I added it to a closer image of the terminator crossing the Sinus Aestuum: