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Copernican Sunrise

By AntHolloway
I took the telescope out for a go at some lunar shots for the first time in a few years last night.

With the direct side lighting from the Sun you get the most detail close the the terminator, whereas the righthand side of the moon has overhead lighting and so does not show much detail.

The side lighting then shows up the changes in elevation of the lunar surface, most obvious in the bright crater 'Copernicus'. One of my other favourite pieces of geography can be seen in the chain of mountains towards the top of the image, a straight feature known as the Alpine Valley. The second version is the same shot with some labelled features.

Tags: Moon Telescope Specialist and abstract

Voters: ringyneck, mohikan22, taggart and 9 more

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Feb 2011 2:04PM
Love your title!

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2011 2:10PM
lianna 7 13 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2011 3:38PM
Love v2 x x
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2011 8:44PM
Impressive detail and tonal range.


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