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I had a small window last night so the Mak 127 was put into action for 20 minutes. The images were very clear and as I looked at the top edge I saw what looked like an arch which stood out because it was quite high and looked like it was hollow. I have never seen it before so I wondered if anyone could tell me what it could be, or have I just not noticed it before?

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46 minutes ago, lenscap said:

The jewelled handle ?

https://skyandtelescope.org/online-gallery/jewelled-handle/;

Sunlight shining on the Jura mountains around Sinus Iridum.

The first time I saw this it made my jaw drop. I thought there was a hole in the Moon!  😀

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30 minutes ago, Knighty2112 said:

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Thank you both for educating this fairly new astronomer, I appreciate it 👍

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This is one of my favourite lunar features- it's a beautiful sight. It's quite a bit shorter, but in height not dissimilar in scale to the Alps. 

 

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I took these (poor) shots of the "Bridge on the moon" on 19/12/2007 by holding my camera to the eyepiece of my dob, then went inside and told my wife that the Moon's developed a handle. It is a beautiful and surprising view when you see it for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 31/08/2020 at 10:59, Whistlin Bob said:

This is one of my favourite lunar features- it's a beautiful sight. It's quite a bit shorter, but in height not dissimilar in scale to the Alps. 

 

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My number one favourite feature 

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On 15/09/2020 at 13:28, Starwatcher2001 said:

I took these (poor) shots of the "Bridge on the moon" on 19/12/2007 by holding my camera to the eyepiece of my dob, then went inside and told my wife that the Moon's developed a handle. It is a beautiful and surprising view when you see it for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

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When I first saw this it was the other way round which made it even more spectacular.

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