Markov Home

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

Most of this picture is the northern part of the Oceanus Procellarum and Sinus Roris is the part of that that joins up with Mare Frigoris.  Markov is the only sizable crater in this area and that is only 43 Km in diameter but is 2450 metres deep.  It has a central mountain but I don't think it is visible in this picture.  The very western end of the Jura mountains are just visible in the centre of the picture.
Mons Rumker is a most interesting formation being a raised plateau almost certainly of volcanic origin.  A detailed description may be found on the web site of the GLRgroup.
The scale markers are approximately 100 Km north and east.
The picture was taken in infra-red light with a ToUcam attached to my LX200 on 31st August 2005 at 04:25 UT when the Moon was 26.3 days old.
Date and Time 31st August 2005 04:25 UT
Camera ToUcam 740K
Telescope LX200 at prime focus (FL 2500 mm) with IR-pass filter
Capture K3CCDTools. Low gamma, 1/25", 57% gain, 308 frames
Processing Registax. 230 frames stacked. Wavelets 1-3 = 10, gamma 1.6, contrast 120
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