Lunar features at almost Full Moon – December 13, 2016

It is not always that I take shots during Full Moon. Especially High Resolution images. This happens because the details are usually washed out by the intense light and since the illumination doesn’t  allow for any shadows, no small details are easily detectable.

However, since I was planning for some limb images, I’ve decided to take a few shots of the in-disc details as well. The seeing was poor, but some small details are detectable.

The following shots presents Vallis Alpes and the nearby mountains; note that the small rille inside Vallis Alpes is visible in some areas, due to white material deposited onto its walls.

VallisAlpes.jpg

And a comparison with an image of the same area under more favorable illumination (image acquired back in September 2015):

vallis comp.jpg

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