June 26, 2022

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Ptolemaeus Sunrise

Originally published August 3, 2012 LPOD-Aug3-12.jpg
image by Tom Harradine

Here is a set of views of the Crater Ptolemaeus at the last First Quarter. I used the LTVT to create the oblique views demonstrating the lighting and terrain/curvature of the Moon surrounding the 150-odd km crater. The shadows visible are those captured in the original image at top left.

Tom Harradine

Technical Details
Canon EOS 600D, 5x Powermate, 12" SkyWatcher Goto Dobsonian, manually tracked.

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