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Vallis Alps - 19.02.2013

By chedd  
My favourite feature of the moon is this valley pictured in the centre of the photo. It's a 6 panel mosaic at a focal length of around 2 metres, hacked together in CS6.0 showing a feature approx 143 Km in length between 11 - 14 Km width.
Nobody seems sure how it was formed but I think it's beauty is astonishing.

If you are remotely interested I have further info about how I shot this on my blog at

hope you like Smile

Tags: Moon Lunar Astrophotography Landscape and travel Vallis alps

Voters: mauriceegan, LexEquine, DeSilver and 8 more


DeSilver Plus
12 14 12 England
25 Feb 2013 10:06AM
Stunning image.


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CharlieW7 7 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 2:37PM
Now thats a close up! Interesting, the measurements really put things in perspective and makes you realise how huge the craters actually are.
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 81 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 5:39PM
Amazing shot !!!......if that valley is about 8miles wide, then the larger craters are massive ??.....oooooer !!
chedd 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 6:49PM
Thanks for the positive comments Smile

Here is a link to a free software called " Virtual Moon Atlas " a google earth of the moon. It is a "clickable" atlas of the lunar surface showing sizes, depths and special features across it's entirety. Simple to use but uber nerdy and highly addictive Wink
mikejz 6 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 2:44PM
A really gorgeous image. I'd be interested to know what camera you are using to get the capture. I recognise plato crater here and can just about make out some of the craterlets inside. Must have taken quite a bit of work to put the mosaics together

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