The Straight Wall (Rupes Recta)
© Philipp Salzgeber
The linear feature in the middle of the image is called the Straight
Wall (Rupes Recta in Latin), it is the best known fault on the
moon. The length is about 110km and its height amounts to 240
- 300m inspite of itīs appearance it is not a cliff, but a gentle
slope, the width of the fault is 2.5km.
This image was taken through my 5,1" Newton telescope
with a Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera.
All images © Philipp