Montes Archimedes Home

Move your mouse over the picture to see the names of the various features.

These are the Archimedes Mountains, an area of the Moon that seems to have engendered very little interest.  No mountain there has a name, and they rise to no more than 2,000 metres above the level of Mare Imbrium.  Presumably they are ejecta from Archimedes which formed about 3,500 million years ago, before the flooding of Mare Imbrium some 500 million years later.  Much of the rest of the ejecta is presumably burried under the lava.
The scale markers are approximately 100 Km north and east.
The picture was taken with a ToUcam attached to my LX200 on 10th December 2005 at 17:03 UT, when the Moon was 9.8 days old.

Date and Time 10th December 2005 17:03
Camera ToUcam 740K
Telescope LX200 at prime focus with IR-pass filter
Capture K3CCDTools. High gamma, 1/33", 19% gain, 450 frames
Processing Registax. 157 frames stacked. Wavelets 1-2 = 10, gamma 0.8
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