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An Incredible Region

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Usually I usually highlight an image speaking of a single crater or formation, but there are places with such interesting lunar resources that cover such a large context that it is simply not possible to stick to and describe a single lunar song. In this particular photo, we have these regional scenes that concatenate a variety of relief shapes in a beautiful display. This image, which extends from Atlas and Hercules in the foreground, through Endymion to Mare Humboldtianum, is one of the most beautiful corners of the moon.
Atlas is a cratered floor crater with rhymes and dark pyroclastic deposits, Endymion is a large crater in Plato style with a flat, darker floor. But what really catches the eye in this photo is the clarity of detail that has been captured, it is easy to see the mountain range located on the inner edge of the other side of the Mare Humboldtianum, since the side facing the Earth is more difficult to detect because is indistinct due to the lack of contrast with the background of the sky as occurs on the opposite side.
Located in the lunar northeast (centered at about 56.8 N, 81.5 E), the Humboldtianum Basin is a region of interest to NASA. Data show that this 650-km-wide basin is about 4.5 km deep. It would have been formed during the Nectarian period of the Moon, approximately between 3.92 and 3.85 billion years ago. Many other multi-ring impact basins appear to have formed during this time period, including Mare Crisium.
The inner ring of the Humboldtianum basin has the mare humboldtianum (Humboldt Sea), and the data from the probes reveals that it has a relatively smooth and younger floor as the rest of the basin, probably formed during the period between 3.8 to 3 , 6 billion years ago.
Mare humboldtianum (273 km in diameter) is an ancient basin whose internal ring has been flooded by basalt, being a difficult viewing area because it is situated in the hovering zone.
Mare humboldtianum was named for the explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and is one of only two lunar seas with the names of the people, the other, mare smythii, was given in honor of the British astronomer William Henry Smyth (1788-1865) .
What makes this image so wonderful was the absolute sharpness in the whole field of vision, because it is not always easy to get such a good definition without resorting to the mosaic technique.
Source: LPOD - Charles Wood
Adaptation: Avani Soares

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Ooh that is amazing!

Spectacular!

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Excellent image.  It really does feel three-dimensional.  And the perfection of the walls of some of the smaller (presumably relatively recent) craters is astonishing.

James

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Incredible!!

I'm impressed by the clarity and details visible.

What equipment are you using?

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13 hours ago, maw lod qan said:

Incrível!!

Estou impressionado com a clareza e os detalhes visíveis.

Qual equipamento você está usando?

C14 HD + ASI 290MC + IR Pass 685nm

 

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This image was photo of the day at Astrobin today!

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On 24/10/2018 at 01:43, astroavani said:

This image was photo of the day at Astrobin today!

Of course it was!

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If we didn't know otherwise, this photo could easily be mistaken for a NASA probe flyby image! Incredible!

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Fabulous image and description of that area, some stunning craters in that region.

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What a great image - another poster has mentioned NASA quality - couldn't agree more - the smaller features you've captured, no doubt through expert processing are exceptional.

On viewing this crater I too did some reading on it's naming origin and discovered amazing things about Alexander von Humboldt - one of the most surprising was that the world celebrated the centenary of his birthday with celebrations and parades. I had no idea what an accomplished man he was.

And, as if on cue a book was published discussing his life, authored by Andrea Wulf, called The Invention of Nature - highly recommend it - such an amazing life he had and influenced so many scientists and poets alike.

Again, excellent work!

David

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Em 06/11/2018 às 04:53, David_L disse:

A imagem ótima - outro pôster atrás de uma qualidade da NASA - não poderia concordar mais - os recursos menores que você capturou, sem exceção através de um arquivo de suporte são excepcionais.

Ao ver esta cratera eu também fiz algumas leituras sobre sua origem e descobri as coisas sobre Alexander de Humboldt - uma das mais surpreendentes foi o mundo celebrou o centenário de seu aniversário com celebrações e desfiles. Eu não tinha ideia do homem que ele era.

E, como se fosse um livro, foi publicado um livro discutindo sua vida, de autoria de Andrea Wulf, intitulado  A Invenção da Natureza - altamente recomendado - uma vida tão importante que influenciou diversos cientistas e poetas.

Mais uma vez, excelente trabalho!

David

Thanks colleague David!

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To see such a high quality detailed lunar area produced from an earth based Telescope
is truly astonishing.  Coupled with the information on Humboldt, it places this post in the 
'Must Keep for Future Reference'  category.
This forum is surely blessed with your presence Avani.
Please keep supplying us with your splendid Images. :icon_salut::icon_salut:.

 

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Prepare for touchdown, stunning picture!

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7 hours ago, barkis said:

To see such a high quality detailed lunar area produced from an earth based Telescope
is truly astonishing.  Coupled with the information on Humboldt, it places this post in the 
'Must Keep for Future Reference'  category.
This forum is surely blessed with your presence Avani.
Please keep supplying us with your splendid Images. :icon_salut::icon_salut:.

 

Your words make me very happy and honest friend barkis.
I'll do my best to keep up the good work!

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