Lunar Images by Philipp Salzgeber




Wolfurt / Austria

  Vallis Schröteri

Aristarchus, Herodotus, Vallis Schröteri

© Philipp Salzgeber

This image was taken through my 5,1" Newton telescope with a Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera. Compare it to the image of the same area taken with a Sony Hi8 Camcorder through the same telescope.

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

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