Lunar Images by Philipp Salzgeber




Wolfurt / Austria

  Vallis Schröteri

Aristarchus, Herodotus, Vallis Schröteri

nomenclatura© Philipp Salzgeber

The Crater Aristarchus (40km diameter) is one of the brightest areas on the moon, it is probably about 500 million years old (young - in lunar terms), in contrast Herodotus is an ancient crater. The Vallis Schröteri is about 1000 meters deep and describes a rough half-circle of 160 km length

If you want to take a closer look, check these Images taken by Apollo Astronauts:

An image of the Aristarchus Plateau with Lunar & Planetary Lab (Tucson) 61" telescope in 1965

Comments: I used a Play/Logitech SNAPPY to get this picture into the computer. The Camcorder sat on a tripod, looking into the eyepiece the way a human would do.

Camera: Sony CCD-TR2200E Pal
Telescope: Vixen 130mm f/5,5 Newton with 20mm Eyepiece

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