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Waxing Crescent 22%

Waxing Crescent Moon at 22.2% phase, distance 372800km, diameter 32'03".

 Date7th June 2008
 Exposure1 x 0.04s Red filter
 CCD CameraST2000
 Telescope250mm F4.8 Newtonian Reflector with MPCC coma corrector
 MountLosmandy G11 Gemini
 SoftwareCCDStack & Photoshop

The Lunar 100 list contains a selection of the Moon's 100 most interesting regions, craters, basins, mountains, rilles and domes. For more details on the list, see On this page I have included crops of the image above and described the Lunar 100 objects the crops contain.

L10: Mare Crisium

L85: Langrenus Rays (1.4x). Langrenus is the large bright crater on the right hand side of this image. It is 90 miles from north to south. Notice the wrinkles on Mare Foecunditatis running vertically up the image. The rays from this crater are more prominent in the 36% phase page.

L16: Petavius (1.6x). This crater extends nearly 100 miles from north to south. The massive central mountain is 2000m tall. The crater floor is convex - the centre is 250m higher that the edge. The floor contains a remarkable cleft running from the central peak, south west (lower left) to the edge of the crater.