ECHO RIDGE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
     Exploring the Universe from Southwest Virginia.  established 1996
© ERAS 2014
Photographer: Michael Rosset
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1.  Apollo 15 landing site using 8” SCT scope and NexImage5 camera. 2.  Lunar crater Maurolycus diameter of 114km. 3.  Petavius crater taken with 8” SCT and is 187km wide  A very different feature is , this crater has a      "very straight fault or fracture" that spans 1/2 the craters width. Straight lines are "very rare" in natural       formations. 4.& 5.  Amazing just how "Fast" the telescopic Lunar views of it's craters can change in just a 24 hour period.            Here are 2 images of craters taken just 1-night apart, the "Darker" was imaged on Thursday 10/10/2013,            24 hours later, the "Lighter" image, taken Friday 10/11/2013.  The 2 main craters are , left to right, Aristoteles and Eudoxus.