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November 18, 2016
355mm F/4.5 Newtonian, 2x and 3x barlows, ASI 174MM with red filter. Seeing 9/10.
The half-of-a-crater Fracastorius is sometimes forgotten due to the close proximity to the Theophilus-Catharina area. Despite this, if one looks at high magnification, the intricate rille system and lava-filled floor offers a glimpse into a page of lunar history. The full-res image captures details as small as 450 meters, a resolution rarely found in amateur images: