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Waxing Crescent 36%

Waxing Crescent Moon at 36.5% phase, distance 374700km, diameter 31'53" 

 Date10th May 2008
 Exposure0.03s Red filter. Single frame.
 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 http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/Lunar+100. On this page I have included crops of the image above and described the Lunar 100 objects the crops contain.
 
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L72: Atlas crater (centre of the image). The crater Hercules is on the left.

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L34: Lacus Mortis: The lake of death! The thick black lines are shadows due to a drop in level. There is a rill that is just faintly visible running from the centre towards the south west (lower left)

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L20: Posidonius - Ring-plain / floor-fractured crater (slightly above centre) This is generally reckoned to be the finest telescopic target in the first quadrant. Note the remains of a second ring which is almost concentric with the rampart. At the centre is a bright crater and there are small peaks to it's right. There is a faint indication of the rill-valley that lies between the crater and the peaks. There is also the faint indication of the rill that runs north - south on the left hand side

L33: Serpentine Ridge. On the left of this image, on the terminator, is the Serpentine Ridge, running vertically down to the bottom of the image.

 
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L12: Proclus impact rays
 
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L48: Cauchy region. Cauchy is the circular crater at the centre. Below it is a prominent line - Rupes Cauchy. Just above (it almost seems to touch the crater) is Rima Cauchy. This is barely visible in this image
 
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L31: Taruntius. Contains an inner ring on the crater floor, concentric with the crater's rampart. This inner ring appears as a brighter area in this image. Note the crater in the crater wall.
 
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L25: Messier & Messier A. Oblique ricochet-impact pair. Messier A is the crater on the left. Not that the two horizontal rays from Messier A are crossed by a third ray.
 
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L85: Langrenus Rays. Langrenus is the large bright crater on the right hand side of this image. To see wrinkles in the maria and more detail on the crater, see Lunar 100 images for the moon phase 22%
 
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L21: Fracastorius. This is the horse shoe shaped crater at the bottom of the photo. It is one of the best examples of a partially destroyed crater.
 
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L58: Rheita Valley. The valley runs vertically down the centre of this image.
 
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L40: Janssen Rille. A rare example of a highland rille