The Moon. My first efforts were all of the moon. It took me a while
before I got any that I was happy with though.

The large crater just left of center is Janssen (190x190km) and to the right the Rheita Valley runs between craters Matius and Rhieta.

The large crater in this image is Copernicus (95x95km) and above it is the Carpatus maintains.

Top center is the crater Plato (101km). To the right of Plato is the Alpine mountains with the Alpine valley (130km long) running through the center.

Top center is cater Ptolemaeus (158x158km). The small craterlet visible in Ptolemaeus is called Ammonius(9x9km). Below Ptolemmaeus is Alphonsus(121x121km)
with it's central mountain. Below and left of Alphonsus is Alpetragius (41x41km) whos central mountain is hidden by shadow in this image. Next is Arzachel
(100x100km). Note the craterlet, Arzachel A, (10x10km) on southern slopes of the central mountain. Below and left of Arzachel is a long, straight line. This
is a fault line know as the Straight Wall or Rupes Recta and it is 120km long.

The Apennine mountains rise to 4,572m at the southeastern edge of Mare Imbrium. The landing site of Apollo 15 was chosen to allow the astronauts to drive
from the Lunar Module to the base of the Apennines during two excursions with the lunar rover. The large crater (top center) is Archimedes.

A 4 frame mosaic from 15th May 2007.

Saturn popped out from behind the moon at 21:15 lastnight (22/05/07). This animated gif was put together from a single frame from each of the 4 avi's I took last night.

And this is a composite of a reasonably well exposed - although badly focused - Saturn and moon from the same occulatation.

A three image mosiac of the daytime moon.

A four image mosiac of the moon.

And another 24 hours later.

I've been after this lunar "X" for over a year. It appears fleetingly when the light catches 4 craters in a certain way.

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