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The Lunar South Polar Region


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About this observation
Bill Leatherbarrow
Time of observation
07/05/2017 - 21:42
Observing location
Sheffield, UK
OMC300 Mak-Cass Telescope
ASI290MM camera
IR 742nm filter
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It's a while since we had a lunar image as Picture of the Week and they never cease to impress.  In this case Bill expresses surprise about what modern cameras and processing software can retrieve from poor seeing, but his combination of camera and processing software created this excellent image of the complex terrain south of Moretus.  You almost feel you could reach out and touch the craters.  Bill wonders 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.  I am sure they would have been very jealous.

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