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Observation by Bill Leatherbarrow: The Marsh of Epidemics

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Bill Leatherbarrow


2021 Mar 24 - 21:42


2021 Mar 27 - 10:33


The Moon

  • OMC300 Mak-Cass
  • ASI290MM camera
  • Astronomik 742nm IR filter


Target name

Paluus Epidemiarum


The Marsh of Epidemics

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Palus Epidemiarum, the 'Marsh of Epidemics', is perhaps too obvious a target for the period we are all living through, but there is more to it than a particularly apt name. Apart from the splendid Ramsden rille system, you can also see a fine example of a concentric crater, Marth, just above centre in the image. The battered inverted keyhole-shaped crater on the southern edge of the Palus is named after our own Thomas Gwyn Elger, the first Director of the BAA Lunar Section.

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