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Lunar South Pole


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About this observation
Bill Leatherbarrow
Time of observation
07/05/2017 - 21:42
Lunar South Polar Region
Observing location
OMC300 Mak-Cass
ASI290MM camera
IR 742nm filter
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It always surprises me what modern cameras and processing software can retrieve from the gloop of Sheffield seeing. This AVI was wobbling like a jelly, but the image gives a fair account of the complex terrain south of Moretus. I wonder what the great past BAA observers of the lunar south polar regions - Ewen Whitaker, Ben Burrell and Harold Hill - would have made of the techniques available to us today.


dawson's picture

Bill, this is just great; are you sure you've not hacked into the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and borrowed some of their data :) It is simply stunning, so crisp and a real sense of depth. Great stuff.

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