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Take a look at some of the photos I took of the moon tonight. Definitely not a bad evening for examining lunar terrain. The most prominent impact crater there is Albategnius — 80 miles in diameter and 2 1/2 miles deep, with a central peak of about a mile. Much fainter are the identical pair of Sabine and Ritter at less than 19 miles around. 53 miles away is Tranquility Base, Apollo 11 landing site and scene of the first human steps on the lunar surface.


Great views of the Sea of Serenity, particularly the Montes Caucasus and Montes Apenninus at its western border. The peaks of these two mountain ranges are 3.3 miles at their tallest, and had real depth under high magnification.

Uhh, that’s about it. I could go on, but I’ll restrain myself. Astronomy nerd, away!

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