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Polar Outlook

Originally published July 18, 2011 LPOD-Jul18-11.jpg
image by Alexander Zaitsev, Lipetsk, Russia

Here is a relatively high Sun view of a near South Polar region from Boussingault (left) to Boguslawsky (middle) to Moretus-like Schomberg (right). Behind Boguslawsky is Demonax (with bright terraces and deep shadows), and to its right is Scott (with a small bright crater on the opposite rim). Jim Mosher measured a difference in elevation of 8.7 km for Scott, but the shadow-casting point was along the ridge at extreme right, which is probably part of the South Polar-Aitkin basin rim and not just Scott's rim,. Behind Scott is another polar explorer, Amundsen, with the massive peak Leibnitz Gamma (another likely SPA rim segment) on its left rim. This image is complemented by an earlier LPOD with opposite illumination and lower lighting.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
2011/07/16, 22:47:09 UT. TAL-200K (8") + b/w camera VAC-135 + barlow 2.5X + red filter.

Related Links
Rükl plate 74

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