JOHN SANFORD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN SANFORD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This amateur telescope photograph of the southern part of the moon is centre on the dark flat region of the Mare Nubium, with a line of distinctive impact craters running north-south to the east (right) of it. The most northern of the line of larger craters is Ptolemy, with the small dark spot of Herschel just above it. South of Ptolemy is Alphonsus, the small Alpetragius & the larger Arzachel, followed by many more. Photographed Aug. Meade 2080 & 3xTelex, Ektachrome 64, 1 sec.
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