Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Montes Apenninus

Last night I did a big panorama of the Moon using my small refractor telescope and my high speed CCD camera. The finished image is made of a total of 12 images and each of the 12 images was created by capturing 1,000 frames.

In the enlarged area you can see a big rugged mountain range named Montes Apenninus named after the Apennine Mountains in Italy. The total length of the mountain range is about 600 km (370 mi), with some of the peaks rising as high as 5 km (3.1 mi).

The red spot marks the landing site of Apollo 15. It was the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.

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