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Ruud

Moon: Sunrise on Santbech

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For months I’ve been waiting for good light on Snellius and Stevinus, and when I unexpectedly found last evening’s sky clear of clouds and free of fog I hoped I would finally succeed, but the good conditions had come a day too late: the terminator had already left them behind.

So instead I focused on this mid-sized crater just greeting a beam of sunlight between long shadows. I looked it up: it is Santbech, a 64 km wide crater with a depth of 4.5 km. Wikipedia says Daniel Santberg was a Dutch mathematician and astronomer. In 1651, Riccioli named the crater in his honour.

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Beautiful sketch, Ruud. Intricate shadows at play there :) .  The moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn have been putting on a spectacular show in the southwest sky over the past several days.

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Hi Ruud, the moon is a wonderful playground. Never heard of this crater before. Such a good technique for capturing the start of the day for this crater. Hoping to submit a sketch from last night's lunar outing. Mike

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