High Resolution Lunar images from Cherry mountain Observatory

The following are a series of lunar images taken with a DMK-41 camera at the Cassegrain focus of the 10-inch Meade LX-200 at Cherry Mountain Observatory near Fredericksburg, Texas, on 9 August, 2009.


Nectaris

Mare Nectaris and the Nectaris Basin, the Altai Scrap, and the craters Theophilus and Cyrilus

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Janssen

The terminator from Janssen to Boussingault

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Orientale

Mare Orientale along the Moon's western edge. The dark band at the top of the image is the dark mare impact melt sheet that forms the "bulls-eye" at the center of Mare Orientale. Next to it is the first of three mountain rings that surround the dark mare. The Rook Mountains are next, with the Cordillera Mountains being the ring closest to our view.

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Gibbous moon

The waxing gibbous Moon on August 9, 2009. The original image as taken with a DMK41 camera through the 10-inch Meade LX200 at Cherry Mountain Observatory spanned 7500 pixels. The image shown here has been downscalled to 1500 pixels.

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