Moretus [706 S 55 W

Many keen amateur astronomers will not be familiar with my first choice target for lunar imaging, but the 114-kilometer crater Moretus is an absolutely stunning crater. Lying just west of the central meridian and among the rugged lunar highlands, this crater has some of the most dramatic wall terracing of any crater on the Moon. Under sunrise illumination and good seeing, the inner-wall detail is simply awesome as perfectly captured by Damian Peach in Figure 10.10.

Figure 10.10. This truly spectacular image of the crater Moretus and its superbly terraced walls was captured using a Celestron 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain and an ATiK 1HS webcam on March 20, 2004. The telescope was working at f/40. Image: Damian Peach.

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