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Over the limb--Mare Australe and southeastern libration zone | by tglenn174
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Over the limb--Mare Australe and southeastern libration zone

This image shows a view of the southeastern limb of the Moon, taken during a favorable libration. Mare Australe is at the top of the image, and the "far side" crater Jenner (96E longitude) is clearly visible along the limb at 11 o'clock, with its central peak and dark basalt floor. Other notable features in this image include Vallis Rheita (center), Rupes Altai (bottom), Mare Nectaris and Mare Fecunditatis (lower left), and the lunar South Pole (Shackleton crater, upper right of image where the terminator meets the limb). The newly designated Easley crater (named for Annie Easley) is visible at far left on the limb, near Humboldt crater.

 

Image from July 20, 2018, 03:29UT. C9.25 Edge HD telescope and ASI183mm camera, 610nm filter. Mosaic of two panels.

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