Astro Photography By Wes Higgins

©2004 Wes Higgins

Lindsay-Dollond-Apollo16 Imaged 08-03-07 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera

The Information Listed Below Is Provided By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA, Link To Virtual Moon Atlas

Description: (Lindsay)
Wrecked circular formation.
Steep slopes supporting Lindsay B larger to the South-East and an anonymous rille to the North-West.
Walls damaged to the North and crossed by a rille to the North-East.
Flat floor with craterlet.

Size: (Lindsay)
Dimension: 32x32Km / 19x19Mi
Height: 1550m / 4700ft
Height/Wide ratio: 0.0484

Observation:
Interest : Pretty interesting formation
Observation period: 6 days after New Moon or 5 days after Full Moon
Minimal Instrument: 50 mm refractor

NOTE: Before taking this image I received the following email message

Dear Wes,

For some time I have been admiring your wonderful images of the Moon, and have, like yourself had the success of having an image(s) published on LPOD. I am not however in a position to get the fantastic detail you are, and on this score can only dream! Hence my request.

I have been on your site a number of times but have always noticed that one particular crater was missing, LINDSAY. I would be very keen if you could try to image this crater for me at some stage. I’m sure you already know where it can be located, but just in case. It can be found at Longitude: 13.0” East, and Latitude: 7.0” South and about 80 miles northwest of the Apollo 16 landing site. It is only 32Km (19 miles) in diameter and next becomes visible on September 29th at sunrise and 12th October at sunset. It is crossed by a lovely crater-chain.

My particular interest in this crater lies with the fact that it was named back in 1976? For Dr Eric Mervyn Lindsay (1907-1974) who was my second cousin, and late Director of the Armagh Observatory. Lindsay was once described as one of the best astrophysicists in the world, and probably the family link that started me into astronomy almost fifty years ago! I would be delighted if you could add him to your list at some time in the future, weather permitting, of course.

I look forward to hearing from you,

John C McConnell FRAS.

Being able to help in a small way to celebrate Dr Eric Mervyn Lindsay's 100th birthday was one of my greatest honors