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Nicollet.jpg This picture of the southern part of the Mare Nubium was taken as the Sun was setting on this part of the Moon.  The very low Sun angle makes for a very dark picture, but it does bring out many low ridges and hollows.  The crater Birt is only about 30 Km west of the Sword of Huygen, shown in one of my earlier pictures.  The craters Nicollet and Birt are relatively young, Nicollet being the smaller and older of the two.
The scale marks in the bottom left-hand corner indicate, very approximately, 50 Km north and east.
The picture was taken using my LX200 with a X2 adaptor lens on 7th October 2004 at 03:46 UT when the Moon was 22.8 days old.
Date and Time 7th October 2004 03:46 UT
Camera ToUcam 740K
Telescope LX200 with X2 adaptor lens
Capture K3CCDTools. High gamma, 1/50", 54% gain, 346 frames
Processing Registax. 145 frames stacked. Wavelet 1-3 = 10 Brightness -50
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