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Mare Imbrium

Mare Imbrium
Photo Information
Copyright: Kevin Brett (brettf1) (54)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2002-03-22
Categories: Sky
Camera: Kodak DC280
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/6 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heavens Above [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-17 23:46
Viewed: 4816
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This mosaic of the Mare Imbrium area of the Moon shows a wide variety of lunar features. The crater Plato is shown at the top left corner of the frame and the shadowed crater Copernicus towards the lower right of the frame. Two mountain chains form an arc from Plato to the crater Erathostenes near center of the frame. The Montes Alpes on the left and Montes Apenninus that run from the top center down to Erathostenes. The Apollo 15 landing site is at top center of the frame near the base of the Apenninus Mountains. The insert shows a magnified image of the Sinus Astuum area with Erathostenes and the mountains surrounding the crater.

Erathostenes details:
Wide: 58x58Km 35x35Mi
Height: 3570m 10800ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0616
Circular formation situated to the South extremity of Montes Apenninus.
Very steep slopes and tormented especially to the South.
Very high walls with terraces.
Little extensive and flat floor. Central mountain with several summits. Wrinkle ridges hills and rilles.

Three seperate images combined to produce this image. The two frames used to create the landscape were taken on the same night and the insert image was taken a month later with higher magnification.
All images were taken through a 114mm Newtonian reflector telescope with a Kodak DC280 in B&W setting attached to a 17mm eyepiece.

Larger images stitched together by hand, midtones and shadows darkened, unsharp mask, insert image added and framed in photoshop.

I posted a similar image on TrekLens with some planets added, but that picture is a bit busy with subjects. This one should be less distracting. Suggestions welcome. Thanks for looking.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-18 2:06]

Hello Kevin, superb post! The image is very good, excellent exposure and focus. I'm not sure on the inset as it is only marginally larger than the section in the image itself, maybe an arrow would have been sufficient.

Very well done on this one.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-18 9:24]

Great presentation with very good note Kevin. There is still not many astronomical pictures on TN. Great job!

I added your photo to my theme.

Hello Kevin,
very interesting landscape, excellent shot! Your Note is also excellent.

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