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Moon and kipuka


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Time of observation
03/06/2020 - 12:43
Observing location
Rome Italy
Mak Cassegrain 18 cm
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Important veil and haze. Gassendi at the terminator, hippalus, Rimae Hippalus and Herigonius. A kipuka is imaged too. With lower resolution images not much difference is visible between the rise and the surrounding terrain, so it resembles a large dome. But it is clear in high resolution telescope images and in Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LROC) Wide Area Camera (WAC) imagery that it is more pitted with small craters. It is not the same material and this terrain is older than the mare.

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