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Ken Vaughan

Location of Photo:

Cattle Point, Victoria, BC, Canada

Date/Time of photo:

05 Sept 20


12" Meade LX200GPS, ZWO ASI178MM, Astronomik 642 filter


This image takes us to the northeastern quadrant of the Moon. This is the pair of craters Hercules (70 km) on the left and Atlas (88 km) on the right. You can see that Atlas is almost completely immersed in shadow, with only it's eastern rim still visible in sunlight. Although heavily shadowed, you can see a prominent crater inside of Hercules, Hercules G (13 km). The ruined crater to the north of Atlas is Atlas E (58 km), older than this pair. Farther north lays Keldysh (33 km).


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