12 day old moon
Aristarchus is the very bright crater near the center of above
image. You can see the winding Schröter Valley next to
Around the valley is a slightly brown colored area, called the
At the center of this image you can see a crater that seems
to be filled to the rim, it is called Wargentin,
and is one of the better-known landmarks on the moon. To the
upper left you can see the strongly elongated crater Schiller,
which was created by a very oblique impact.
Next to the Aristarchus region are the Maius hills, which are
slightly visible in the image above,
each of the small hills is acutally a shield volcano.
To the upper left of the Hills is the mysterious bright patch
called Reiner Gamma.
All images on this page taken with a hand-held
Fuji F-31fd through a 150mm Newtonian telescope using a 6mm
All images © Philipp