Wednesday, November 30, 2005
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Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Plato is approximately 61 miles in diameter with walls rising to approximately 6000 ft.
Plato has developed a reputation for various transient lunar phenomenons, including flashes of light, unusual colour patterns, and areas of hazy visibility. These anomaly are likely a result of seeing conditions, combined with the effects of different lighting angles of the Sun.
A couple of interesting sites:-
... also, I didn't know that it was the location for Space 1999's 'Moonbase Alpha'.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Apollo 11 photo:-http://www.lpi.usra.edu/expmoon/Apollo11/A11_MP.Orbital3FS.gif
Close up Apollo 11 view:-http://www.lpi.usra.edu/expmoon/Apollo11/A11_MP.Orbital4FS.gif
Friday, November 18, 2005
Using 4x imagemate again.
The Apollo 15 mission carried a mapping (metric) camera located in the SIM Bay of the Command Service Module:-
Below is a link to a Hubble space telescope picture, for reference:-
... and the Apollo 17 mapping camera image:-
Thursday, November 17, 2005
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Link to Apollo 15 mission picture:-
A section from the Apollo 17, panoramic mapping camera photo, to compare.
The highest peak is 17,650 feet, the one at the top right of both pictures.
View from above:-