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This is the southern end of the Oceanus Procellarum, south of which is a rugged area which divides it from the Mare Humorum.  Visible is the Sirsalis Rille (Rima Sirsalis) which is one of the longest rilles on the Moon being over 300 Km long and extends to the south beyond the area of this picture.  (The full length can be seen on this picture.)  It is a most unusual rille in that it cuts across highland terrain rather than skirting the edges of a mare like most rilles do. LPOD has a stunning image of it together with Dr Wood's usual authoratative description.
The scale markers are approximately 100 Km north and east.
The picture was taken in green light with a DMK camera attached to my LX200 on 27th March 2010 at 23:31 UT when the Moon was 12.3 days old.
Lunar Age 12.3 days
Colongitude 61.2°
Date and Time 27th March 2010 23:31 UT
Camera DMK 21AF04
Telescope LX200 at prime focus (FL 2500 mm) with Astronomik OIII filter
Capture ICcapture. 1/91", 4463 frames
Processing Registax. 6 alignment points, 420 frames stacked. Wavelets 1-2 = 10
    Focus Magic 1, 100
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