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Observation by Chris Dole: Deslandres Crater.

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Chris Dole


Chris Dole


2021 Mar 22 - 20:46


2021 Mar 28 - 18:20


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  • 180mm Maksutov Cassegrain @ f20.
  • ASI290mm Mono Camera.
  • Wratten #25 Red/IR Block Filters.



Newbury. G.B.

Target name

Deslandres Crater.


Deslandres Crater.

About this image

I was treated to some good seeing conditions on the evening of the 22nd. Deslandres is a large, ancient crater formation which contains many interesting features including crater chains and rilles. it only received it's name officially in the 1940s and a commonly used name before was Hell Plain after the crater Hell which lies in the western part of the feature. I think I prefer Hell Plain.

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