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Linne: A featureless white spot???

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I've had a fab night observing the Moon, which tonight showed a spectacular terminator.  As the night went on, I decided to take a look at the tiny white spot Linne, after reading an article about its mysterious history. Madler described it as a definite crater, but most other seasoned lunar observers see it merely as a featureless white spot. Some make note of a tiny crater pit at the summit. Situated on the Mare lava plane of Serenitatis, Linne is an easy target to find. 

Attached is a sketch of tonight's observation of Linne, using an FC100DC Takahashi refractor and Vixen 3.4mm HR & 2mm HR eyepieces, giving magnifications of 218X &  370X respectively.


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Nice post and sketch Mike, thanks.
I was hoping to observe last night as I need Linne for my Lunar 100 quest. It was looking promising about 17.30 but an hour later after I had eaten was clouded out.
Pleased to read you had a good session.

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Nice sketching Mike, Always like that perfect shaped crater.

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