Mountains of Northern Mare ImbriumHome

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Mount Pico is an interesting, isolated mountain in Mare Imbrium. It was almost certainly left sticking up as Mare Imbrium flooded with lava some 3,800 million years ago.  The "island" is 26 Km across and rises to a height of 2,400 metres, and is situated some 130 Km south of the crater Plato.  Also shown in this picture are the Teneriffe Mountains, a roughly linear chain of mountains 114 Km long with six main summits reaching 1450 metres high. The Alps are on the right of the picture and the Alpine Valley is visible too.
The scale markers are approximately 100 Km north and east.

The picture was taken with a ToUcam attached to my LX200 on 18th November 2005, when the Moon was 9.8 days old.
Date and Time 18th November 2005 16:58 UT
Camera ToUcam 740K
Telescope LX200 at prime focus
Capture K3CCDTools. High gamma, 1/33", 19% gain, 644 frames
Processing Registax. 135 frames stacked. Wavelets 1 = 10, 2=5
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