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Apollo 11 Landing Site


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Hi,

This has been on my 'To Do' list for a while. I was lucky that an extended clear spell here allowed me to read up on the landing site and what features to look for. Seeing was excellent tonight. It also helped that the Moon was at 50 degrees elevation.

I used my Meade 8 inch SCT. Visually, I was able to observe the 3 craters of Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin using a 4mm TS Planetary EP. When I switched to a 5mm Vixen LV, I could only make out Armstrong and Collins even though I knew where Aldrin should be.

I created an image of the area in question using a Zwo asi224mc camera: 10,000 images, best 10% used. In the processed image, I was able to make out the feature called the Cat's Paw and then find the landing site based on this (yellow diamond in the zoomed photo).

Clear skies!

Peter

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